The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published the outcome of its consultations with government and other authorities in South Africa, warning that the country’s GDP per capita will continue to decline if it does not act now. GDP per capita is a measure of a country’s economic output that accounts for its number of people. It is often used a more accurate representation of real economic growth in a country, as a higher population should yield a greater GDP output.
By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament Cape Town
17 Jun 2014
StartingBloc is excited to share that its global Fellowship program, is launching their first-ever institute out of the USA from 25-29 March 2020 at the prestigious the African Leadership Academy Campus in Johannesburg. Many social entrepreneurs, employees and students from the African continent, Canada, India and USA have already been accepted for this institute. 10 more spots are still available, only for this month.
Uganda and Rwanda had been engaged in a cyber battle in which each country blocked the other’s news websites. Apparently, this diplomatic row has now been resolved. Diplomatic representatives from both countries say they have agreed to unblock Internet access to each others news websites following the signing of a peace agreement in Angola between President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.
CALL FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON XENOPHOBIA (SANDOX).
A new piece of legislation, the Traditional Khoisan and Leadership Bill, which is in its final stage of enactment, will see millions of people lose any democratic rights the constitution infers upon them, says the Bench Marks Foundation.
Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is a non-profit think tank, based in Johannesburg, committed to advancing the Constitution and to supporting the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa, and in the sub-region, through empirical research and advocacy.
SPII seeks to appoint a full-time Intern.
Open Secrets is a nonprofit organisation working on issues of economic crime and the link to human rights with a focus on the financial sector in Southern Africa. The organisaiton uses research, advocacy and the law to hold people and institutions who abuse power to account.
Open Secrets seeks to appoint two interns to be based at Community House in Salt River, Cape Town:
The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR), in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ & CD), hosted a two-day national training aimed at building the capacity of the Community-Based Advice Offices (CBAOs) to assist communities with land claims, from 12-13 July 2017 in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.
Youth from different Western Cape schools and universities, together with local Civil Society Organisations, will stand (picketing) in the middle island between Heerengracht and Walter Sisulu Road, Cape Town, South Africa on Friday 5 June 2015 to draw attention of delegates attending the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The purpose of this picketing is: