Archive for March, 2014
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has joined trade union leaders from around the world in condemning the arrest in Swaziland of trade union lawyer Thulani Maseko. In her letter to the Swaziland High Commissioner in London, O’Grady argues that the detention of Maseko by armed police officers on 17 March contravenes
Source: Amnesty International The men have been charged with criminal contempt of court over articles that questioned judicial independence in Swaziland.
Source: The Guardian Campaigners in South Africa and Britain look back at the movement’s long and often bitter fight with the help of a moving new web archive chronicling its history.
This edition of the Zimbabwe Update focuses on the European Union suspending most of its measures on Zimbabwe, but not the travel ban on President Mugabe and preparing to resume bilateral development co-operation, as well as the view of civil society and British government policy on Zimbabwe. It also covers the forthcoming EU Africa Summit, [...]
Tribute by the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, at the Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the Life and Work of former President Nelson Mandela, London, United Kingdom 03 March 2014 The Presidency Nelson Mandela, a visionary leader,
Address given at a Service to Celebrate the Life and Work of Nelson Mandela 3rd March 2014 at Noon The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Westminster Abbey In die naam van die Vader, en die Seun en die Heilige Gees. May I first thank the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey [...]
Westminster Abbey, 3rd March 2014 Tribute by The Right Honourable Peter Hain MP Nelson Mandela would have been humbled by this occasion, perhaps wistfully recalling with his wonderful smile, that British Christian missionaries at his primary school decreed his first name. Who knows, maybe they were privy to the translation of his birth name: Rolihlahla [...]