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Some 108 children got their chance to speak truth to power as members of the Nelson
Mandela Children’s Parliament this week, calling for stricter policing of child right’s
Tackling youth unemployment is top of the agenda for the South African government as
it tries to eradicate the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, said
Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene at an IMF discussion session
Africa’s current economic growth is providing impetus for South African financial
services provider FirstRand to invest in real property across the continent.
The organisers of the first Cape Town Fringe festival say the attendance figures for the
11-day festival of theatre, music and dance have set them on the same growth path as
other festivals they've studied – particularly their World Fringe Alliance partner festivals
in Amsterdam, Prague and New York.
South African Nicholas “Fink” Haysom brings plenty of conflict resolution experience to
his new job as chief of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. But challenges lie ahead,
including brokering peace between the new government and the Taliban.
The designation of the Durban-based Dube TradePort as an industrial development
zone opens up opportunities for the project to target local and foreign investment.
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