Tag: South Africa

#SouthAfricanCivilSociety meets foreign minister over #IsraelPalestine

#SouthAfricanCivilSociety meets foreign minister over #IsraelPalestine

| February 17, 2020

Members of South African civil society met on 14 February with South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Minister Naledi Pandor, to handover a memorandum. Organizations present expressed appreciation to the Minister and our president, Cyril Ramaphosa, for their firm stance in support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli Apartheid and, in particular, our […]

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South Africa – #SAP partners with #DiscoveryHealth to digitize health insurance businesses

South Africa – #SAP partners with #DiscoveryHealth to digitize health insurance businesses

| August 8, 2019

SAP and Discovery Health, a South African medical insurance administrator, are partnering to combine data-driven insights, insurance and healthcare products with a customer-centric engagement platform to enable health insurance businesses to transform into intelligent healthcare enterprises. The partnership aims to combine Discovery Health’s industry experience and best-in-class healthcare systems platform with SAP’s world-leading software expertise […]

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The EU and #Africa are bound by common values, says South African president

The EU and #Africa are bound by common values, says South African president

| November 19, 2018

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed MEPs in Strasbourg© European Union 2018 – EP  The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa (pictured), addressed MEPs in a formal sitting during plenary. Commemorating the centenary of the birth of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who in 1994 became the country’s first black head of state […]

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President Juncker addresses #NelsonMandelaPeaceSummit

President Juncker addresses #NelsonMandelaPeaceSummit

| September 27, 2018

President Jean-Claude Juncker on 24 September – at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the United Nations Headquarters – paid tribute to Madiba and highlighted the importance of a true partnership with Africa, as outlined also during his 2018 State of the Union speech. President Juncker said: “Mandela came from a continent cousin, a continent that is young, noble and […]

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Commission investigates whether #Aspen has abused a dominant market position with life-saving #cancer drugs

Commission investigates whether #Aspen has abused a dominant market position with life-saving #cancer drugs

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into concerns that Aspen Pharma has engaged in excessive pricing concerning five life-saving cancer medicines. The Commission will investigate whether Aspen has abused a dominant market position in breach of EU antitrust rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “When we get sick, we […]

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Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today (28 October), after five years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea Region – the first major MPA in the history of the Antarctic. Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner Karmenu Vella expressed his deep satisfaction […]

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‘Golden opportunity to end illegal #ivory trade wasted’

‘Golden opportunity to end illegal #ivory trade wasted’

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I was honored to be part of the European Parliament’s observer delegation to the CITES CoP17 in South Africa. As a campaigner for wildlife protection I know the opportunity to influence protection at the highest level is rare,” writes Catherine Bearder MEP. “Before I headed to South Africa I voted in favour of a European […]

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