Posts Tagged South Africa



ANC, DA & EFF ELECTION DEBATE QUESTIONS FROM ACTIVISTS Masizole Mnqasela – DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Andile Mngxitama – EFF Central Command ANC – to be confirmed   The 2014 national elections are a symbolic opportunity to evaluate our progress 20 years after democracy. Equal Education and Ndifuna […]

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Connecting the Country: eCommerce in South Africa

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The Equal Education Law Centre ‘Open Seminar’: Justice Zak Yacoob presents on: “The prospects of litigating the right to basic education in South Africa.”


The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) invites you to an open seminar to be addressed by Justice Zak Yacoob. We specifically encourage the participation of legal practitioners, representatives from public interest law bodies and members of activist organisations engaged in the education sector or involved in similar […]

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Fix Our Schools Camp 17-21 November in Bisho


Via EQUALIZER MAGAZINE Dear citizen of South Africa and/or the world,   On the 20th of November 2012 Equal Education’s (EE) campaign for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure goes to the Bhisho High Court, in the Eastern Cape. You are invited!   For the past two years EE has […]

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TAC asks Supreme Court of Appeal to consider public health in patent dispute over cancer medicine

The TAC National Council has resolved to seek admission in a legal dispute between the brand name drug company Aventis Pharma and the generic company Cipla, over a claim of patent infringement on a drug that treats cancer called Docetaxel. SECTION27 will act as attorneys for TAC. […]

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Ndifuna joins the call for an open and accountable government

Joint Statement on the Open Government Partnership 17 April 2012   Download PDF On Tuesday 17 April 2012, the South African government joined representatives of 60 countries at the annual two-day meeting of the Open Government Partnership, an international, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from […]

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Seminar by Eddie Webster — “The rise of the workers movement and the politics of the ANC (1973-1994)”

On Monday, 23 April 2012 Eddie Webster will be presenting at the monthly Ndifuna Ukwazi seminar series on The rise of the workers movement and the politics of the ANC (1973-1994). We are honoured to host him. For those who cannot attend it will be live-streamed. Webster […]

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Walking the URANIUM ROAD,The pros and cons of SA’s nuclear future

The Big Issue As the world marked the first anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster this March, South Africa remained poised to open bids for its nuclear energy programme – a contract estimated to be worth a mammoth R500 billion to R1 trillion. The contract to build […]

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South Africa’s nightmare nuclear bill

"Last week’s Mail and Guardian ran an article that further illustrates  the uncertainty surrounding the actual cost of procuring nuclear  power. Similar to a previous article from the Economist that we posted, the article highlights the lack of consensus amongst experts in the field as to what [...]

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Bandwagons and busts Nuclear plants are getting ever more expensive. But Asian countries may build them more cheaply

When we talk of the cost of nuclear power what do we mean? And why are the estimates of nuclear power in South Africa so varied? The article in the Economist helped me gain a deeper understanding. First, there are two types of costs. On the one […]

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