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Bursary ‘deal breaker’ removed as precondition for gaining YES empowerment credit

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 26 minutes ago The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has agreed to remove an onerous bursary target previously set as a precondition for any firm seeking to... 

Bursary ‘deal breaker’ removed as precondition for gaining YES empowerment credit
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President Cyril Ramaphosa, centre, with Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Busa president Jabu Mabuza at the launch of YES in March
Barack Obama to deliver annual Nelson Mandela lecture

Barack Obama to deliver annual Nelson Mandela lecture

By: African News Agency      Updated 44 minutes ago The Nelson Mandela Foundation announced on Monday that former US President Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela Lecture of the late... 

SADC summit set to 'assess situation in Zim, Lesotho, DRC' – report

SADC summit set to 'assess situation in Zim, Lesotho, DRC' – report

By: News24Wire      Updated 1 hour 51 minutes ago Zimbabwe is reportedly on the agenda at a Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government to be... 

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Coverage of Sierra Leone's election reflected stereotypes, not reality

Coverage of Sierra Leone's election reflected stereotypes, not reality

Updated 3 hours ago Sierra Leone recently held peaceful presidential elections. But you would not know it from the media, which suggested that the country was... 

North-West uprising and restoring democratic values and practices

North-West uprising and restoring democratic values and practices

Updated 4 hours ago It is a common occurrence during protests to have foreign-owned businesses, that is businesses owned by refugees from Africa or Asia (not the... 

 Will new legislation turn Kenya into a tax haven?

Will new legislation turn Kenya into a tax haven?

20th April 2018 A recently passed law could make it easier for companies to dodge tax in Kenya. This could increase the rate of illicit financial flows and,... 

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

20th April 2018 At least 110-million of the 600-million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone... 

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 Artificial Intelligence Collides with Patent Law

Artificial Intelligence Collides with Patent Law

Updated 3 hours ago Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most important technologies of this era. Once considered a remote possibility reserved for science... 

Leaving no one behind in the health and education sectors: an SDG stocktake in Ghana

Leaving no one behind in the health and education sectors: an SDG stocktake in Ghana

Updated 3 hours ago Ghana has been widely acknowledged as one of sub-Saharan Africa’s ‘rising stars’ during the era of the Millennium Development Goals, and has made... 

Audacity in Adversity – LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

Audacity in Adversity – LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

20th April 2018 Rima and Ahmed are not alone. Despite state-sponsored repression and social stigma, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the... 

Mass Evictions of Syrian Refugees by Lebanese Municipalities

Mass Evictions of Syrian Refugees by Lebanese Municipalities

20th April 2018 After seven years as reluctant hosts to a million or more Syrian refugees, some Lebanese politicians have become increasingly vocal since 2017 in... 

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Statements

DA: Joe McGluwa on  	   #SupraMustGo: Protests spread while Ramaphosa protects Zuma’s protégé

DA: Joe McGluwa on #SupraMustGo: Protests spread while Ramaphosa protects Zuma’s protégé

Updated 16 minutes ago With protests spreading to Taung and Vryburg, the Democratic Alliance (DA) again calls upon ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa to act in the interest of... 

DA: Alf Lees says fringe tax benefits accrued to Zuma should include R1.5m herd of cattle from Supra

DA: Alf Lees says fringe tax benefits accrued to Zuma should include R1.5m herd of cattle from Supra

Updated 36 minutes ago The DA has written to the Acting SARS Commissioner, Mark Kingon, to request an update on whether SARS is indeed investigating the liability by... 

EFF: EFF calls on Public Protector to investigate Zuma and Mahumapelo

EFF: EFF calls on Public Protector to investigate Zuma and Mahumapelo

22nd April 2018 The EFF calls on the Public Protector to investigate former President Jacob Zuma and North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo on the allegations that... 

Saftu: Saftu condemns private-sector corruption

Saftu: Saftu condemns private-sector corruption

20th April 2018 More evidence is now emerging to support the view of the South African Federation of Trade Unions that the epidemic of corruption and fraud which... 

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Press Offices

Pressure Mounts For Labour Reforms In The Form Of Protest Action

Pressure Mounts For Labour Reforms In The Form Of Protest Action

Updated 3 hours ago The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) will be urging all its members and supporting workers to be part of the National Stay-away and... 

SARS snuffs out Lion Match's

SARS snuffs out Lion Match's "novel" application

19th April 2018 The Taxpayer, Lion Match Company Proprietary Limited, disposed of its shareholding in Kimberly Clark Group during 2008 and ascribed the market... 

The (Un)Certainty of Taxes: Is the 1 January 2019 Implementation Date for Carbon Tax Possible?

The (Un)Certainty of Taxes: Is the 1 January 2019 Implementation Date for Carbon Tax Possible?

18th April 2018 One thing is certain in this context: anyone having to sign off on the Carbon Tax Bill has an unenviable job. Though everyone making submissions at... 

New senior appointment – Norton Rose Fulbright

New senior appointment – Norton Rose Fulbright

17th April 2018 The Banking and Finance practice at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa expands its Africa focus with the appointment of Patrick Colegrave as a... 

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