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    COSATU’s End of Year Statement for 2012

    Friday, December 21st, 2012

    COSATU We are at the end of a year that none of us will forget, full of memorable events – the SACP and COSATU Congresses, the ANC policy and elective Conferences, the ANC’s centenary, the launch of CorruptionWatch, the visit of Former President Lula of Brazil, and our move into our magnificent new headquarters.

    ANC Mangaung conference: Election results

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

    The African National Congress’ five yearly elective conference announced the election results for the the top six leaders of the party on 18 December:

    Malawi:President began with swift action but economic woes making Malawians anxious

    Monday, December 17th, 2012

    Guardian Empty pumps and rising prices: politics as usual in Joyce Banda’s Malawi? Joyce Banda’s presidency began with swift action and decisive change, but economic woes are making some Malawians anxious.

    Nelson Mandela- Update on Health

    Monday, December 17th, 2012

    Former President Mandela has recovered 06 January 2013 The Presidency of South Africa Former President Nelson Mandela, who was hospitalised for two weeks last month, has recovered from his surgical procedure and the lung infection, his doctors said today, 6 January 2013.

    SADC Communique from Summit in Tanzania including statements on DRC and M23 group, Madagascar and Zimbabwe

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

    The Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania from 7 – 8 December 2012. Issues discussed include the DRC, Madagascar and Zimbabwe. Read the full comunique

    Treatment Action Campaign turns 14 years old

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

    “In memory of former chief justice Arthur Chalskason” Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was launched on 10 December 1998, the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. TAC turns fourteen (14) years today on the international human rights day.

    DFID: Is support for agribusiness in Africa contributing to poverty reduction or fuelling it? Why are large amounts of UK aid going to companies and trusts in Mauritius?

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

    War on Want New research from War on Want reveals that the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) has been using the aid budget to promote the interests of multinational food companies in Africa – with potentially devastating effects on small-scale farmers and rural communities.

    Swaziland poverty is set to deepen – IMF

    Sunday, December 9th, 2012

    Sandile Lukhele, Business Report Swaziland has the worst-performing economy in sub-Saharan Africa, and if not for Sudan would have the world’s worst economic track record, according to new data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    SA nurses union welcome progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS

    Monday, December 3rd, 2012

    Democratic Nurses Organsiation of South Africa: Commemorating World AIDS Day on a positive note As 1 December marked yet another World Aids Day, Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) notes the heart-warming progress the

    UN watchdog lifts tight monitoring on Zim diamonds

    Saturday, December 1st, 2012

    Mail and Guardian A UN-mandated watchdog has agreed to end monitoring controls on Zimbabwe’s diamond trade, after the government allayed concerns over Marange mines.

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