NERSA Urged to Reject Eskom’s Tariff Bid

South Africa’s Catholic bishops say it is unfair to pass on the burden of Eskom failures to customers‚ especially the poor.

For this reason‚ the church’s Commission for Justice and Peace is calling on the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) to reject Eskom’s electricity tariff request 25.3 percent for the 2015/2016 financial year.

“Eskom’s crisis is a result of poor management and cumulative lack of political will to tackle the energy crisis in a comprehensive and sustainable manner‚” says commissioner chairperson, Bishop Gabuza.

Africa a Step Closer to Realising Free Trading Zone

Africa has taken a step closer to realising a free trading zone in the continent that will open up the market for member states.

Heads of states and government signed an agreement that month in Egypt that will pave the way for a single customs union in the continent.

The third tripartite summit which includes the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the East African Community (EAC), concluded its mission and promised to fast track the integration of the African economy.

Mugabe Denounces Xenophobia at AU Summit

Zimbabwean President and African Union chairperson, Robert Mugabe, has urged African countries to work together to eradicate xenophobic attacks similar to the spate of violence experienced in South Africa in recent months.

Mugabe is of the view that while condemning the recent spate of barbaric violence targeted at foreign nationals, Africans should be cognisant of the fact that xenophobia is a problem that falls upon all of us and “we should work together to find a solution.”

Embassy of France in South Africa - Civil Society Development Fund

The Embassy of France in South Africa allocates project-based grants to South African CSOs implementing projects in the field of access to basic services and promotion of Human rights. The call for applications closes on 13 July 2015.

The Civil Society Development Fund (CSDF), an initiative of the Embassy of France in South Africa, supports the participation of South African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in local governance.

How is the AU Steering Africa Towards a Healthy Blue Economy?

As African leaders gather at the 25th African Union (AU) Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, they will also be taking an important step in creating much-needed impetus towards an African blue or ocean economy. The start of the summit coincides with World Oceans Day, 8 June - which this year is themed ‘Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet’.

The Hypocrisy of Our Democracy

The mandate placed on the transitional government post the apartheid regime, was to maintain peace in the context of our country, with particular regard to the avoidance of civil wars which have been historically perceived as the way in which regimes change… and despite the fighting that occurred between 1990-1994, on the whole, the mandate was fulfilled.

NICRO: Social Work Supervisor - Mitchells Plain

Established in 1910, The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) is at the forefront of South Africa’s unrelenting search for effective, lasting solutions to combating crime and creating a safe, crime-free country. NICRO, which regards crime as a threat to democracy, good governance and individual rights, is a NGO providing comprehensive, holistic crime reduction and crime prevention services nationally.

NICRO seeks to appoint a Social Work Supervisor, based in Mitchells Plain.


Feet on the Earth or Head in the Clouds?

Feet on the Earth or Head in the Clouds? The State Plans Our Agricultural Future: Part III - Can the State Capacity Requirements for Heavy Regulation be Met?

The first brief in this series set out definitions of agricultural land and outlined the regulatory framework contained in the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill. The second brief set out the massive information requirements of the proposed system. This brief will deal with state capacity requirements. All three levels of government will be involved. Let us start from the bottom up.

Why Knowledge Management in Nonprofit Companies?

Knowledge management practices are typically concerned with the creation, capture, handling and transfer (sharing) of knowledge held by individuals within the organisation (Dalkir, 2005). These activities provide added value to the organisation in addition to its core functions, and would require involvement from an organisational wide perspective to truly deliver universal benefits.


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