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Towards a Brighter Tomorrow: India's G20 Presidency and the Dawn of a New Multilateralism

by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hands over the ceremonial gavel of G20 Presidency to Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on September 10, 2023. (photo supplied)
 
30 November 2023
 

Today marks 365 days since India assumed the G20 Presidency. It is a moment to reflect, recommit, and rejuvenate the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’

As we undertook this responsibility last year, the global landscape grappled with multifaceted challenges: recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, looming climate threats, financial instability, and debt distress in developing nations, all amid declining multilateralism. In the midst of conflicts and competition, development cooperation suffered, impeding progress.

A Walk on the Wild side

By Anisha Pemjee
 
James Delaney (front right) pictured with Waterkloof Walkers (photo credit: Waterkloof Walkers)
 

29 November 2023

Nestled just beyond the bounds of Houghton in Johannesburg, lies a serene 16-hectare nature reserve known as The Wilds. This sanctuary offers a haven for nature enthusiasts, providing respite from the relentless pace of city life while offering stunning vistas of the urban landscape.

The Role of Men in Ending Violence

Family Photo: African Union 3rd Men’s Conference on Positive Masculinity in Leadership to End Violence Against Women and Girls co-hosted by South Africa and the Union of Comoros under the theme: “Accelerating Commitments Towards the African Union Convention on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.” (photo: Siyabulela Duda/GCIS)

28 November 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted the role of men as an increasingly influential force in making the Convention to End Violence Against Women and Girls a tangible achievement throughout Africa. The President was delivering remarks at the 3rd African Union Men's Conference on Positive Masculinity, held in Pretoria on Tuesday.

For a New Era
The fourth volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China is a compelling read for anyone who wants to grasp the reality of China and the world today

By Charles Onunaiju, Director, Centre for China Studies, Abuja, Nigeria

The 658-page Xi Jinping: The Governance of China Volume IV, comprising written and spoken works of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, is a timely interrogation into the issues in the governance of China, and carries profound insights into the existential subjects of contemporary global governance.

A Broad Vision for Global Advancement
 
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Photo taken on 21 December 2022 shows a train of a Chinese-built light rail project running during a completion ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria
 

29 November 2023

By M Rampedi
Ten years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled an economic and infrastructure blueprint to promote connectivity and boost trade and development. To date, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has transformed and improved the lives of millions of people across more than 150 participating countries worldwide. On the BRI’s 10th anniversary, it’s perhaps fitting to retrace Xi’s thought process and the steps taken since its launch in 2013.

Let Science Speak on the Safety of ALPS Treated Water in Fukushima

by Ushio Shigeru, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of South Africa
 
This picture taken at a Press Tour on February 2nd 2023 shows tanks are at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear Power Station. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
 

28 November 2023

The claims in the articles entitled “Japan’s Dumping of Nuclear Sewage is a global problem” published on 15 November and “Japan's Nuclear Sewage Discharge: A Global Threat Demanding Urgent Collective Action” published on 16 November are based on factually and scientifically incorrect understanding of the issues related to the water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS).

CULTURE

Feel Korea from K-Pop to K-Food, K-Beauty, and Netflix K-Dramas

 

KCC

27 November 2023

30 NOV-2 DEC 2023, Pretoria, South Africa: The craze about all things Korean (‘K-everything’) sweeping the globe, so-called ‘the Korean wave,’ is set to have a celebratory event in South Africa as a three-day long immersive Korean Culture Festival is scheduled to be held between Thursday, 30 November and Saturday, 2 December at the Korean Cultural Centre in Pretoria.

CULTURE
The first launching ceremony of the 100-day campaign of filial piety

BFM
25 November 2023


On November 2023, 11, the launching ceremony of the first stop of the 12-day filial piety action of "Let Love and Respect Go Together" and "Let Filial Piety Become a Faith" jointly launched by the Pingping Disability Fund of Changzhou Charity Federation, Guangdong Film and Television Production Co., Ltd., and the crew of the movie "Dad, Let Me Love You Again" was successfully held in Changzhou China Filial Piety Park.

Towards the next decade of interconnectivity

by Worku Belachew
 
A train seen at the Adama train station of Oromia region on the Ethio-Djibouti railway route (photo: CGTN)
 

24 November 2023

On the 3rd Belt and Road Forum (BRI) for International Cooperation held in October 2023 in Beijing, China, Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed (Ph.D.) brought witness to the practicality of the BRI initiative when he highlighted the benefits of the initiative translated into interconnecting people and markets in the Horn region.

Global unity vital in pursuit of equal access to education for all
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers a keynote address at the opening of the Education International 10th Africa Regional (EIRAF) Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg. (photo: Jairus Mmutle/GCIS)
 

24 November 2023

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted the urgent need for global unity in ensuring equal access to education for all, particularly amidst ongoing instability. The President was speaking at the Education International 10th Africa Regional Conference held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

BRICS nations call for immediate and sustained humanitarian truce in Gaza

23 November 2023

The BRICS group of nations has strongly called for an immediate and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities in the situation in the Middle East. President Cyril Ramaphosa, as Chair of the BRICS group of nations, convened a BRICS Extraordinary Joint Meeting on Tuesday to exchange views on the current situation in Gaza and other Palestinian Occupied Territories as well as its spillover effects.


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