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The UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme – Enhancing the Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation Report [press release]

A flagship of South-South Cooperation, the UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme completed its second phase with a report launched during the 15th session of African Ministerial Conference on the Environment. As a flagship of South-South Cooperation, the UNEP-China-Africa Cooperation Programme completed its second phase with a report launched during the 15th session of African Ministerial Conference on […]

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Thailand's Minor Group to acquire hotels in South America, Africa (dpa German Press Agency)

Bangkok (dpa) – Thailand-based Minor International is planning to boost its hotel portfolio by 50 per cent to 190 properties by 2019, a company representative said Tuesday. Currently the group owns 126 hotels around the world through five different brands: Anantara, Oaks, Per Aquum, Elewana and Avani. “We are always looking to expand where there […]

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DA Reiterates Calls for E-Visa's As SA Missions Run Out of Visa Papers [press release]

A recent report has indicated that the South African missions in China have run out of the visa papers needed to issue visas to Chinese travellers. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has consistently called for an e-visa system and biometrics on arrival to facilitate easier access for tourists to South Africa. I will therefore write to […]

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Mantashe's Populism Is an Attempt to Shift Blame for Slow Pace of Land Reform [press release]

Reports this week quote Gwede Mantashe, Secretary General of the ANC, as “warning” farmers in South Africa to work with the ANC on populist policies such as forced expropriation and capping land ownership, or face a situation similar to what has characterized the agricultural sector in Zimbabwe. This statement demonstrates a worrying lack of commitment […]

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Butler Welcomes Bafana Bafana Draw

Senior national football team coach, Peter Butler, says being drawn against South Africa in the COSAFA Senior Championships is a welcome development. The February 26 COSAFA draw pitted Zebras against their nemesis, Bafana Bafana. In an interview, Butler said Botswana against South was a good game to play and he was looking forward to it. […]

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Lesotho Holds Peaceful Snap Elections After Attempted 'Coup' (International Business Times)

Locals wait to cast their votes during Lesotho’s national elections in Magkhoakhoeng village, outside the capital Maseru, February 28, 2015.Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko The southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho held elections on Saturday in an effort to restore stability, after a failed coup attempt caused the government to collapse. Twenty-four parties are vying to establish a […]