United Nations Development Programme

Energy sector is the new colonial project

Renewable energy funding from the North must take local ownership and participation seriously

Seeds of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ are in Europe

The continent’s greedy lending to Africa is driving the migration wave that fuels the European Union’s xenophobic politics

Countries fail to reach gender equality goal — report

A report measuring gender equality across 129 countries has found that none of the countries achieved an ‘excellent’ score of 90 out of 100

Someone is defending SA’s transition

It is an unpopular view, but Fanie du Toit’s evidence and argument shows us a way forward

Troubled North West gets help from UN team

The province saw violent protests in multiple towns after years of mismanagement by former premier Supra Mahumapelo

$290m shortfall in Zimbabwe drought aid

Drought in Southern Africa now affects approximately half of Zimbabwe's population in rural areas.

Illicit financial flows costing Africa billions

Abusive transfer pricing, bribery and tax evasion are contributing to the loss of more than $60-billion from unlawful money flows in Africa.

UN ignored cholera warning in Zim

A recent tribunal hearing has shown that political ties stopped the top UN boss in Zimbabwe from acting on outbreak warning.

African growth set to slow to 3.7%

Growth in African countries will to slow to 3.7% this year owing to upheavals in northern Africa and increased food and fuel prices.

‘People are the real wealth of nations’

UNDP director for democratic governance <strong>Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi</strong> speaks to the <em>M&G</em> about democracy in Africa.

Where are South Africa’s young lionesses?

<b>Verashni Pillay</b> wonders about the dearth of young women leaders in our country's politics.

Concerns raised over press freedom in Niger

Press-freedom groups agree that an increase in arrests, intimidation and harassment of journalists in Niger is impeding development in one of the poorest countries in the world. At least 14 journalists were arrested in Niger in 2007. Four of them are still in prison awaiting sentencing.

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Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders