'The Social Economy' is emerging as a topic of considerable research and policy interest, both on its own terms and as a symptom of a changing economy and society. From creches to environmental services, consumer cooperatives to social housing, governments in many countries have begun to introduce legislation to support social enterprises. This book gathers together on the social economy from around the world.
A top European Union (EU) team will travel to Zimbabwe to work on normalising ties, the first such visit since the EU sanctioned Zimbabwe's hard-line leaders in 2002.
Swedish International Development Cooperation Minister, Gunilla Carlsson, and EU Aid Commissioner, Karel de Gucht, will travel there after an EU-South Africa summit.
Carlsson and de Gucht will be meeting President Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, other ministers, officials and representative of NGOs during their visit.
Education Minister Naledi Pandor has appointed University of the Witwatersrand extraordinary professor of education, Jonathan Jansen, as the new administrator for the beleaguered Mangosuthu University of Technology.
Jansen has six months to help the university back onto its feet after what appears to be more than five years of tyrannical rule by suspended vice-chancellor, Aaron Ndlovu.
Monitoring Immigration Detention in South Africa – 2008 is a report that highlights serious human rights concerns in South Africa's immigration detention facilities, in particular the private operated Lindela facility and the Musina detention centre operated by the South African Police Service.
The International Institute For Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) is hosting the 1st IIPT European Conference from 21-24 October 2008 in the Netherlands.
The conference is aimed at building on, expanding, and leveraging current North–South, and South–South initiatives towards sustainable tourism development, poverty reduction, and societal betterment.