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UNSG urges African approach to dealing with refugees – SABC News


United Nations secretary general Antonio Guteress, has asked Western nations to emulate Africa and open their borders to migrants and refugees.

Guterres, who is in Ethiopia, held a meeting with AU Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and pledged to support Africa’s peace efforts as one way of stemming displacements on the continent. He welcomed the South Sudan and Central African peace agreements, as well the restoration of relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

The UN secretary general told a news conference that Western nations have a duty to help African nations shelter refugees.

Guterres also pointed out that the world will need to pay more attention to climate change in order to stop the exodus of climate change migrants from the continent. This month’s AU…

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SA ratifies African Free Continental Trade agreement – SABC News


South Africa will deposit its instruments of ratification of
the African Free Continental Trade Area in Addis Ababa, on the side-lines of
the African Union Summit.

Five other countries including Senegal, Sierra Leonne,
Republic of Congo, Mauritius will also deposit their instruments.

This will bring to 17 the number of countries that have
ratified the agreement.

For the agreement to take effect, a minimum of 22 countries
must ratify the agreement.

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says this will create
a bigger market for Africa and help the continent industrialise.

Meanwhile, Davies says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will
outline where finances will come from to unbundle Eskom and to establish a
directorate within the National Prosecuting Authority to deal with…

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All board members at South African state-owned pension fund resign – SABC News


The entire board of South Africa’s state-owned state pension fund, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), resigned on Friday, citing instability at the firm after graft allegations against at least four directors.

The PIC, which has around 2 trillion rand ($150 billion) of civil servants pensions under its custody and is Africa’s biggest pension fund, is facing a judicial inquiry on corporate governance after a small opposition party alleged that former chief executive Dan Matjila had misused funds and made careless investment decision.

The allegations against Matjila, a board member, were followed this week by an anonymous whistle blower who sent an email implicating three other board members including acting CEO Matshepo More as well as the board’s chairman and deputy finance…

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Kumalo remembered as an outstanding African – SABC News


Former President Thabo Mbeki has paid tribute to former South African Ambassador to the United Nations, Dumisani Kumalo who worked for the Thabo Mbeki Foundation from 2011 before he retired in 2015 due to ill health.

Mbeki was speaking at Kumalo’s funeral in Midrand.

“This was an outstanding African, and an internationalist, a pan-africanist and what he was doing at the United Nations was part of the process of building the liberated South Africa. We’re very honoured indeed as the Thabo Mbeki Foundation that he became our first CEO in 2011. When we approached him to take this job he did not hesitate and understood very well the challenges that he would face as that CEO. It was very, very sad indeed that Dumisani suffered a stroke, fell ill in 2015 and therefore had to leave.”