On 4-5 July 2014, participants were invited , by a partnership with the University of Stellenbosch, the Society, Work & Development Institute (SWOP) of the University of Witwatersrand and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, to a two day workshop on, to a two day workshop on “WOMEN AND THE FOOD CRISIS” consisting of inputs, discussions, plenary engagement, film viewing and small groups .
The Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA and DIRCO have the pleasure of inviting you to the lecture on “SA’s Chairpersonship of BRICS: From Durban to Fortaleza” by Ms Maite Nkoana–Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Group of 77 developing countries (G77 + China), the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), held an international symposium on:
“G77 + China @ 50: South Africa/Africa and the changing multilateral diplomacy of the South”
From 18th to 20th July 2014, FES South Africa in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare held the second of four annual sessions of the Fort Hare Autumn School in Hamburg, Eastern Cape. The purpose of the week-end seminar was to deepen the understanding of constitutionalism and the role of the media in the South African context.
The Forum for Public Dialogue (FPD), in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa office, will host an author’s workshop for their forthcoming book publication project on the national trade union landscape and the crisis of labour in South Africa.
In an extensive interview, Numsa’s general secretary, Irvin Jim, talks to Fazila Farouk of SACSIS about NUMSA’s current strike, alliance politics as well as its United Front and Movement for Socialism. In response to a question about building greater solidarity between the middle class and the poor, Jim argues that Numsa’s movement for socialism is not only for people who are “red”. He says that the middle class has a right to live the kind of life that it chooses, but that it also has a responsibility to make a contribution towards advancing “humanity”.
SPII (Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute) researcher Brian Mathebula writes on the question: Will the launch of the small business ministry do anything for those who operate micro and survivalist enterprises?
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Group of 77, now known as the G77+China, writes Dr Siphamandla Zondi, Director of the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD). An important milestone on which to reflect on the significance, successes and difficulties facing an organisation of this nature, the organisation recalled some of its historic decisions and policy positions, and looked forward at its relevance in the pursuit of a fair, just, democratic and equitable world.
South African Minister of Finance, H.E. Nhlanhla Nene and German Ambassador H.E. Dr. Horst Freitag today signed five agreements to the amount of 414,26 Million Euro (approximately R5,89 Billion) for Development Cooperation between South Africa and Germany.
With each passing day, the impact of the platinum strike increases its toll on workers and shareholders alike. The earlier announcement of the involvement of the new Minister of Energy appears to have dissipated to nothing. At the heart of the apparent failure of constructive social dialogue about the resolution of grievances