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  • Annual Nelson Mandela Children's Parliament calls for children's ombudsman
    Some 108 children got their chance to speak truth to power as members of the Nelson Mandela Children's Parliament this week, calling for stricter policing of child right's violations.
  • Youth employment a priority for SA, Nene tells IMF
    Tackling youth unemployment is top of the agenda for the South African government as it tries to eradicate the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, said Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene at an IMF discussion session
  • SA's FirstRand spreads its investment footprint in Africa
    Africa's current economic growth is providing impetus for South African financial services provider FirstRand to invest in real property across the continent.
  • It's a wrap for the first Cape Town Fringe
    The organisers of the first Cape Town Fringe festival say the attendance figures for the 11-day festival of theatre, music and dance have set them on the same growth path as other festivals they've studied - particularly their World Fringe Alliance partner festivals in Amsterdam, Prague and New York.
  • UN peace role for South African Nicholas "Fink' Haysom
    South African Nicholas "Fink' Haysom brings plenty of conflict resolution experience to his new job as chief of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. But challenges lie ahead, including brokering peace between the new government and the Taliban.