OR Tambo Debate Series – the new dynamic to support the National Development Plan

Panelists (L-R): CEO of Inchor Coal NV,Ms Nku Nyembezi-Heita, Head of NPC Secretariat, Mr Khulekani Mathe, Moderator of the debate, Siki Mgabadeli, COSATU Strategist, Mr. Neil Coleman and Vice Chancellor and Principal of Wits University, Prof. Adam Habib. Pic: WSG

Panelists (L-R): CEO of Inchor Coal NV,Ms Nku Nyembezi-Heita, Head of NPC Secretariat, Mr Khulekani Mathe, Moderator of the debate, Siki Mgabadeli, COSATU Strategist, Mr. Neil Coleman and Vice Chancellor and Principal of Wits University, Prof. Adam Habib. Pic: WSG

Since the adoption of the National Development Plan (NDP), the government has shifted its focus towards achieving the goals set out in the plan. In an attempt to contribute and assist government to effectively implement priorities outlined in the plan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa in partnership with the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME); the Tambo Foundation (TF), and the Wits School of Governance (WSG) agreed to collaborate on an ambitious programme to support this new focus.

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Diplomatic Fun Fair 2016

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On the 29 October 2016, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with Proudly South African hosted the annual Diplomatic Fun Fair at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, under the theme: “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of O.R. Tambo.”

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Readout of the Secretary-General’stelephone call to H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of SouthAfrica

unflagThe Secretary-General spoke with H.E.Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa. He acknowledgedSouth Africa’s leading role in addressing pressing global issues, particularlywith respect to peace and security in Africa and the Climate Change agreement.He thanked President Zuma for the constant support he has given to theSecretary-General on these issues.

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Diplomatic Fair 2016

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), through the Branch: Public Diplomacy, will host the Diplomatic Fair on Saturday, 29 October 2016, from 9:00 at the Union Buildings lawns, Pretoria, under the theme: “OR Tambo Lives! Celebrating the Life and Legacy of OR Tambo”.

Other activities will include exhibitions, cultural performances, a kiddies’ fun corner, food-tastings and entertainment by leading South African artists.

http://www.dirco.gov.za/dipfair/

 

Albinism: “Cost cannot be an excuse when fighting violence and discrimination” – New UN report

ohchrNEW YORK (26 October 2016) – United Nations human expert Ikponwosa Ero today called on all government representatives gathered at the UN General Assembly to take urgent measures to put an end to the growing problem of violence and extreme discrimination against persons with albinism.

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