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    South Africa government plan for 5 million new jobs; to cut unemployment to 15%

    Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

    Cabinet Statement, Government of South Africa, 26 October 2010 President Jacob Zuma yesterday convened a special cabinet meeting to discuss the key economic challenges facing South Africa and endorsed a proposed new growth path for the country that will place employment at the centre of government economic policy.

    South Africa unveils plans for ‘world’s biggest’ solar power plant

    Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

    Guardian, 25 October 2010 Giant mirrors and solar panels in Northern Cape would reduce carbon emissions and generate one-tenth of the country’s energy needs.

    ZIMBABWE: Election call raises fears of more violence

    Monday, October 25th, 2010

    IRIN,  22 October 2010   A call by President Robert Mugabe to hold national elections in 2011 and end any possibility of extending the government of national unity (GNU) has been greeted with concern by NGOs, fearing a surge in political violence.

    UK government policy on Zimbabwe now incoherent and inconsistent

    Friday, October 15th, 2010

    ACTSA press release, 15 October The announcement on 14 October that the UK government plans to resume the enforced return of Zimbabweans makes UK policy on Zimbabwe inconsistent and incoherent, and could add weight to calls for the European Union to lift targeted measures against the country.

    Tsvangirai calls on SADC to intervene in Zimbabwean crisis

    Monday, October 11th, 2010

    STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE AND PRESIDENT OF THE MDC RT HON MORGAN R TSVANGIRAI 7 OCTOBER 2010 Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with some sadness that I have to make a statement today about the state of this transitional Government.  It relates to the Constitution and Sovereignty of Zimbabwe, [...]

    NIH joins patent pool for AIDS drugs

    Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

    Reuters, 30 September 2010 The United States National Institutes of Health said on Thursday it will share intellectual property rights on some AIDS drugs in a patent pool designed to make treatments more widely available to the poor. The NIH is the first research institution to join an HIV medicines patent pool launched by UNITAID, [...]

    Youth and Student Delegation 2010: Constitution Hill and COSATU

    Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

    Wednesday, 8th September, Beshlie Paul Visiting the national heritage site of Constitution Hill, it becomes plain to see how South Africans’ have transformed a brutal history into a beacon of hope for a the nation’s future. Our first stop was to visit the site of the old prison, Number Four, where great legends such as [...]