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South Sudan oil investment could be risky for SA

By David LewisFirst published in Business Day The Africa Oil and Power (AOP) Conference taking place in Cape Town this week is a high-powered event bringing together African governments and top executives of corporates across the energy value chain. The AOP website describes it as “the venue for deal-making with Africa’s emerging enterprises and economies” Read more >

IACD: trillions lost to corruption

Source: United Nations News Yesterday, 9 December, marked the annual International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), set up by the UN to raise awareness of the devastating impact of corruption, and to look back on the year and assess progress in the fight to eradicate the scourge. Every year, trillions of dollars – equivalent to more than 5% Read more >

September 15: International Day of Democracy

September 15 is the International Day of Democracy. The day was first proclaimed on 8 November 2007 with a resolution issued by the UN General Assembly. The aim is to promote and uphold the principles of democracy, a system of government that allows citizens to exercise their power and will directly or through chosen representatives. Read more >