[Source: http://www.voanews.com/content/south-africa-russia-nuclear-power/2478224.html by Anita Powell.]
Opposition lawmakers are crying foul about a multibillion-dollar nuclear power deal with Russia, saying the agreement could give Moscow the power to veto South African trade with other nuclear providers. Read more
[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2014/10/09/anc-has-no-spur-to-initiate-change-sa-needs by Paul Whelan.]
LIKE people, history, politics and society are complicated. Most of us prefer a simple answer to a simple question and all four subjects fail to oblige the more you study them. Read more
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-10-09-sas-human-rights-record-disappoints-amnesty-leader by Verashni Pillay.]
The Mail & Guardian sits down with Salil Shetty to discuss the country’s abuses and the new direction Amnesty International is taking.
It’s not every day the head of Amnesty International, the world’s venerable human rights organisation, decides to visit South Africa. Read more
[Source: http://www.polity.org.za/article/minerals-amendment-bill-may-be-sent-back-to-parliament-minister-2014-10-08 by Martin Creamer.]
There is a chance that the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill may be referred back to Parliament, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Wednesday. Read more
[Source: http://today.moneyweb.co.za/article.php?id=782035&cid=2014-10-08#.VDU_wJUcTIV by Magnus Heystek.]
One of the most enduring deceptions inflicted upon South Africans is the widely held description of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) as being an “independent entity,” over which the government of the day has no say or control. Read more
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