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United States U.S.: Nextgov Goes in Depth - The 10 Best ‘Longreads’ of 2015
To wrap up the year, we thought we’d showcase the thoughtful, in-depth and, yes, long articles that tackle issues ranging from IT recruiting to improving government customer service.
Canada Canada: Manitoba's Planned Electoral Reform Could Lead to Lower Voting Age
The Manitoba government's plan to revamp the electoral system could lead to a younger voting age.
South Africa South Africa: Using Public-Private Partnerships for Digital Solutions to Boost Vision 2030
South Africa is ripe for digitisation. This was the feedback received from the Vision 2030 conference held in Johannesburg. According to The Minister in the Presidency and chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC), the Honourable Jeff Radebe, key to taking up the opportunities presented by digitisation is the involvement of the private sector in taking ownership of the NDP. “Now, more than ever, we need partnerships between government and business to take our country to a different ...
South Africa South Africa: Bill Gates says Africa’s Future Rests in the Hands of its Youth
Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth – and every effort must be made to ensure they thrive… this is according to philanthropist and entrepreneur Bill Gates. Delivering the 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Pretoria (Mamelodi campus), Gates said he was optimistic about the future of the continent – because of its young people. Pointing out that Africa was demographically the world’s youngest continent – in the next 35 years, it is estimated that 2-billion babies ...
Kenya Kenya: The Innovation Africa Summit 2016
Africa’s leading annual Education and ICT forum is proud to announce that they have to date received confirmations from 17 dignitaries from Africa, attending the event alongside their Kenyan counterparts. The event is being held for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya and is set to take place from 20th to 22nd September 2016 at the Safari Park Hotel. The summit is being held in the country under the official patronage of the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and hosted by Cabinet ...
South Africa South Africa: KZN Treasury Brings smiles to Early Childhood Development Centre Children
Children at the Asiphile Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD), in Molweni, were full of smiles, on Monday, when they were given food parcels, blankets, mattresses, toys and furniture. A team of department officials and volunteers from the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury exchanged their smart office clothes with overalls as they dedicated their 67 minutes to lending a helping hand on Mandela Day. Armed with a roller brush and a bucket of paint, the team painted the wooden structure that h ...
South Africa South Africa: SA a Gateway to Africa
Invest SA’s win of the global investment promotion award is recognition by investors that South Africa is the regional hub and gateway to the African continent, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Minister Davies said the award is also in recognition of government’s efforts to strengthen its investment strategy to provide a one stop service to all investors. This, as Minister Davies received the Global Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Award at the World Investment Forum and the Unite ...
South Africa South Africa: Meeting to Strengthen Informal Economy
An Informal Sector Dialogue will be held on Thursday, to address the challenges faced by informal traders in the area of Empangeni, in KwaZulu-Natal. Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, together with Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu and KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Sihle Zikalala, will convene the meeting at the Empangeni Civic Centre at 8:30am. All these levels of government are cooperating to address the challenges with t ...
South Africa South Africa: SA to Lead Major HIV Vaccine Trial
Achieving AIDS reduction targets and eventually ending the disease by 2030 is taking centre stage at the 21st International AIDS conference, underway in Durban. The conference has seen the debate on finding an effective HIV preventative vaccine resonate among many delegates. And now it has emerged that South Africa is about to launch a ground breaking AMP study or Antibody Mediated Prevention study soon, the biggest in seven years. The AMP study is a new idea for HIV prevention that is related ...
South Africa South Africa: Launch of New Look SA Condoms
Government has launched a set of new look condoms, which it hopes will attract young people, following complaints that the previous ‘Choice’ condoms lacked appeal and were not attractive to young people. And already, the new Max condoms are proving popular among the target audience. Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, who launched the condoms at the International Aids Conference in Durban, said a lot of research went to producing them.
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