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South Africa's GDP growth expected to hit 1.7% in 2018

By: Reuters     Updated 43 minutes ago South Africa's economy is expected to recover from a poor start this year, rescued by stronger growth in the rest of the world, a Reuters poll... 

South Africa's GDP growth expected to hit 1.7% in 2018
 Trade unions to respond to Eskom's 4.7% wage offer increase

Trade unions to respond to Eskom's 4.7% wage offer increase

By: African News Agency      Updated 1 hour 2 minutes ago Trade unions involved in wage negotiations with Eskom will give a joint response to the power utility's revised 4.7 percent wage offer when the... 

Ramaphosa welcomes participation of IGAD in Ethiopia

Ramaphosa welcomes participation of IGAD in Ethiopia

By: African News Agency      Updated 1 hour 11 minutes ago South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday, welcomed the participation of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/A-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO)... 

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 Corruption is fuelling cash-in-transit heists

Corruption is fuelling cash-in-transit heists

19th June 2018 Cash-in-transit robbery is one of the fastest growing forms of aggravated robbery in South Africa. It poses a significant threat to public safety... 

As help from Cuba arrives, is there only one Kenyan doctor for every 16,000 people?

As help from Cuba arrives, is there only one Kenyan doctor for every 16,000 people?

19th June 2018 The chief of staff in the Kenyan presidency claimed the country’s doctor-to-patient ratio was one doctor to every 16 000 patients. There are 7 333... 

‘Enough rhetoric! Catalysing an era of concrete action’

‘Enough rhetoric! Catalysing an era of concrete action’

19th June 2018 In an era filled with so many plans and visions, which are often never followed through with any form of concrete action, this title was the theme... 

The World Bank is finding new ways to understand South Africa's issues

The World Bank is finding new ways to understand South Africa's issues

18th June 2018 The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for some of the conclusions... 

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Guidelines for the management of snakebites, second edition

Guidelines for the management of snakebites, second edition

19th June 2018 Snakebites are well-known medical emergencies in many parts of the world, especially in rural areas. Agricultural workers and children are most... 

Why is there so little economic development in South Africa’s townships?

Why is there so little economic development in South Africa’s townships?

18th June 2018 There’s no shortage of economic activity happening in township streets, backyards and houses: there are spaza shops on every corner, metal... 

Women and Finance

Women and Finance

18th June 2018 Approximately eighty women gathered at the "Women and Finance" Seminar which was hosted by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), in... 

PLAAS submission to the Constitutional Review Committee

PLAAS submission to the Constitutional Review Committee

18th June 2018 The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is a constituent unit of the School of Government at the University of the Western... 

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Statements

Eskom: Power Alert 2 - The probability of rotational loadshedding remains high

Eskom: Power Alert 2 - The probability of rotational loadshedding remains high

19th June 2018 The power system remains constrained with the risk of Stage 1 loadshedding remaining high for this evening due to a shortage of capacity. Customers... 

Outa: Outa welcomes SAICA action against Anoj Singh

Outa: Outa welcomes SAICA action against Anoj Singh

19th June 2018 Outa welcomes the action by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) against Eskom’s former CFO, Anoj Singh. On Tuesday, SAICA... 

AfriForum: AfriForum welcomes revocation of document on private electricity generation

AfriForum: AfriForum welcomes revocation of document on private electricity generation

19th June 2018 The civil rights organisation AfriForum welcomes the official revocation by the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) of the consultation paper on the... 

SA: Deputy Minister Magwanishe arrives in Vienna to attend UNISPACE+50 High-level session

SA: Deputy Minister Magwanishe arrives in Vienna to attend UNISPACE+50 High-level session

19th June 2018 The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe has arrived in Vienna, Austria where he will deliver a country statement at the... 

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Press Offices

Webber Wentzel wins at the 2018 PEA GP and Advisor Awards

Webber Wentzel wins at the 2018 PEA GP and Advisor Awards

Updated 1 hour 4 minutes ago Webber Wentzel has won the 2018 Private Equity Africa (PEA) Local Legal Advisor of the Year Award at the 7th Annual PEA GP & Advisor Awards. The... 

What happens to a Sale Agreement in the event of death?

What happens to a Sale Agreement in the event of death?

19th June 2018 Buying or selling real estate isn’t as easy as it is portrayed sometimes, especially if there is a death of a party during the transaction which... 

Is calling a colleague “swart man” racist and if so, is a dismissal an appropriate sanction?

Is calling a colleague “swart man” racist and if so, is a dismissal an appropriate sanction?

19th June 2018 Whether referring to a fellow employee as a “swart man” (black man), within a specific context, is racist and derogatory. If it is found to be... 

Overview of South Africa’s current labour law developments

Overview of South Africa’s current labour law developments

18th June 2018 In November 2017,  the National Assembly in South Africa passed several pieces of labour legislation that have important implications for employers... 

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