Human Security

Fact file: Chiefs of the SANDF

SA National Defence Force (1994 – present) Chief of the SANDF ·         GEN Godfrey Nhlanhla Ngwenya            June 1, 2005 – present ·         GEN...

Fact file: Chiefs of the SA Navy

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The head of the SA Navy is called the Chief of the SA Navy. Below follows a list of all incumbents in...

Fact file: General Godfrey Nhlanhla Ngwenya

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General Godfrey Nhlanhla Ngwenya was born in Johannesburg on 28 April 1950. He attended Orlando High School where he matriculated in 1970....

Fact file: V Adm Refiloe Johannes Mudimu

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Vice Admiral Refiloe Johannes Mudimu was born in Johannesburg on 6 March 1954. Mudimu joined the Navy in January 1998 when he...

Government confirms swapping sports, prisons DGs

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Public Service and Administration Minister Sicelo Shiceka has confirmed that government has swapped Correctional Services commissioner Vernie Petersen and his Sport and...

World to need another planet by 2030

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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says the rate at which humanity is using up the Earth's resources has now accelerated...

NEPAD Business Foundation welcomes SADC FTA

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The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) says the South African Development Community (SADC) Free Trade Area (FTA) that came into effect on 17...

UN’s Congo peace force a flop: Refugee International

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MONUC, the United Nation's largest and most expensive peace mission ever is a failure because of a poor mandate and worse political...

ICG worried at conditions in Southern Kordofan

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The Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) is warning that conditions in Sudan's Southern Kordofan state are deteriorating and now approximates those that...

Busa punts a new China-SA partnership for doing business in Africa

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Business Unity South Africa (Busa) is calling for a new partnership for economic cooperation between Chinese and South African business in Africa.  Addressing...

Energy security conference scheduled for January

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Energy efficiency and alternative power sources will be under discussion at the Sandton Convention Centre in January when Siyenza Management hosts the...

Analysis: 2008 and the Return of the Nation-State

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In 1989, the global system pivoted when the Soviet Union retreated from Eastern Europe and began the process of disintegration that culminated...

Summit promises free trade from the Cape to Cairo

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Africa could soon have a free trade area (FTA) stretching from the Cape to Cairo, greatly expanding the ability of African companies...

Parliament votes to abolish the Scorpions

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The National Assembly has voted by a margin to close down the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Directorate of Special Operations (DSO) ,...

Cabinet confirms Denel appointments

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Cabinet has confirmed the appointment of Talib Sadik as the new chief executive Officer of Denel and Fikile Mhlontlo as the new chief...

Analysis: The United States, Europe and Bretton Woods II

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. President George W. Bush met Oct. 18 to discuss the possibility of a global financial summit....

CBC to talk investment

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The Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) will be hosting an Africa Investment Forum (AIF) at Gallagher Estate in Midrand in November that will...

Food prices threaten Africa

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Rising prices are threatening human security in Africa by putting affordable food beyond the means of many, says food security NGO Oxfam....

Analysis: States, Economies and Markets: Redefining the Rules

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A complex sequence of meetings addressing the international financial crisis took place this weekend. The weekend began with meetings among the finance ministers...

Analysis: The Political Nature of the Economic Crisis

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Classical economists like Adam Smith and David Ricardo referred to their discipline as "political economy." Smith's great work, "The Wealth of Nations,"...

Motumi re-appointed Acting Defence Secretary

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Government has re-appointed Tsepe Motumi as acting Secretary of Defence (Sec Def) following the death of predecessor January Masilela in a car...

Analysis: Foreign policy choices for an Obama presidency

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Barack Obama is the Democratic candidate for U.S. president. His advisers in foreign policy are generally Democrats. Together they carry with them...