SA marks Human Rights Day

Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma will lead the national commemoration of Human Rights Day on Tuesday. Political parties and government will on Tuesday remember the victims of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre, where police shot dead 69 people during a protest against the country’s pass laws, which were used to control the movement of blacks, coloureds, and Indians. The main event will be in King William’s Town. The highlight of the celebrations this year will include honouring Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko, 40 years after he was murdered. Zuma will…

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The Financial Literacy Bank

Sharing ideas on the idea of financial literacy and its promise. Dr C. Sanangura live at the www.the1873fm.com studio this afternoon unpacking his knowledge and insights. Knowledge holds a better promise. We don’t need to look further for it exists everywhere and the role of money and related instruments cannot be understated in the affairs of mankind. Absent money as a unit of exchange, we still need an alternative and that alternative has to fit into a model that respects the power of the human spirit and the aspirational attributes…

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THE LEADERSHIP CONUNDRUM

Yesterday, Mr Mutumwa Mawere attended a dinner hosted by the African Leadership Magazine and the keynote speaker was former President Mahama of Ghana. He was privileged to explore his hypothesis that leadership is a tired concept that needs critical interrogating when Mr Mawere asked the question of whether one can elect competence and capacity. Mr Mawere made the point that a fool before elections will remain a fool after elections. An elections occurs outside the power of the individual whose authority arises after the counting of votes. Mr Mawere also…

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THE ENFORCEABILITY OF RESTRAINT OF TRADE AGREEMENTS

In many instances an employer requires its employees to sign a certain restraint of trade agreement which in essence bind the employee from not being employed by the employers competitors. What to take note of here would be the fact that an employer would invest its time and money in training the employee to best fit the particular market and just as the employee has sufficient training and insight into the field the employee would resign and go and work for a competitor. What many employers have now decided to…

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Africa mass withdrawal from ICC must be stopped

Former UN general, Kofi Annan has said that an apparent African exodus from the International Criminal Court (ICC) must be stopped or the most heinous crimes will go unpunished according to a report by the Guardian. “Most of the continent’s democratic governments stand by the ICC. I stand by the ICC, because the most heinous crimes must not go unpunished.” Said Annan writing for the Guardian Koffi Annan who is one of the founders of the ICC warns that Burundi, Gambia and South Africa’s withdrawal from the court risks giving…

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Africa’s ICC concerns are ignored at everyone’s peril

17 November 2016 Pretoria, South Africa – African states’ concerns with the International Criminal Court (ICC) are well publicised, but often badly understood and all too easily brushed aside. That must change; and the responsibility for changing it rests with African states themselves, the ICC and the international community at large. The most effective way to resolve Africa’s concerns is not by withdrawing from the court, but through the mechanisms available to ICC members: the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) and the Rome Statute. The 15th Session of the ASP…

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