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National Treasury makes budget cuts to assure more frugal spending

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     Updated 2 hours 49 minutes ago Departmental budgets have been reduced by R85.7-billion over the medium term, the National Treasury said on Wednesday, noting that cuts at the... 

National Treasury makes budget cuts to assure more frugal spending
VAT rate rise ‘not desirable’, but ‘unavoidable’ to rebuild public finance integrity

VAT rate rise ‘not desirable’, but ‘unavoidable’ to rebuild public finance integrity

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 3 hours ago Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba confirmed the much-anticipated increase in the value-added tax (VAT) rate from 14% to 15% in his maiden Budget... 

Treasury allocates R57bn to fund fee-free higher education

Treasury allocates R57bn to fund fee-free higher education

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     Updated 3 hours ago Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said R57-billion would be allocated over the coming three years to fund the fee-free higher education and training... 

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 Liberia and Sierra Leone can achieve real women's empowerment

Liberia and Sierra Leone can achieve real women's empowerment

Updated 7 hours ago Neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone are undergoing post-conflict transitions. And in both countries, national elections are ushering in new... 

Africa waves some leaders goodbye: but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

Africa waves some leaders goodbye: but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

Updated 7 hours ago At a time where Africa has seen a few long-standing leaders exit, the issue of change in power is occupying minds of citizens as well as those in... 

Premier quitting and state of emergency signal urgent need for reform in Ethiopia

Premier quitting and state of emergency signal urgent need for reform in Ethiopia

20th February 2018 Hailemariam Desalegn, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia has become the first Ethiopian leader to relinquish power willingly. He submitted his... 

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working

20th February 2018 The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand. But there’s a long way still to go. In a 2017 joint... 

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Every Child Alive: The urgent need to end newborn deaths

Every Child Alive: The urgent need to end newborn deaths

Updated 6 hours ago Every year, 2.6-million babies die before turning one month old. One million of them take their first and last breaths on the day they are born.... 

“Set up to Fail” – The Impact of Offender-Funded Private Probation on the Poor

“Set up to Fail” – The Impact of Offender-Funded Private Probation on the Poor

Updated 6 hours ago Cindy Rodriguez, a 53-year old woman living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, had never been in trouble – “never had a parking ticket” – until 2014, when... 

 An Action Plan to solve the Industry’s Talent Gap

An Action Plan to solve the Industry’s Talent Gap

20th February 2018 The construction industry needs to take actions to close its talent gap as one major hurdle for its digital transformation Recently, transformative... 

A People’s State of the Nation Assessment 2018

A People’s State of the Nation Assessment 2018

20th February 2018 All too often the emphasis in portrayals of South African politics and society is placed on public representatives and party officials, but what do... 

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CM: Chamber of Mines notes Budget speech

CM: Chamber of Mines notes Budget speech

Updated 2 minutes ago The Chamber of Mines welcomes the 2018/19 national Budget delivered today by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba as a tough but necessary one that... 

Black Sash: President Ramaphosa's Sona encouraging but Sassa concerns remain

Black Sash: President Ramaphosa's Sona encouraging but Sassa concerns remain

Updated 25 minutes ago The Black Sash is encouraged by President Ramaphosa’s maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA), particularly the acknowledgement that social... 

SA: MEC Alan Winde reacts to 2018 Budget Speech

SA: MEC Alan Winde reacts to 2018 Budget Speech

Updated 27 minutes ago Following Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s budget speech today, Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said: “The 2018 budget speech is a... 

SAPU: SAPU calls for urgent national summit on cop killings

SAPU: SAPU calls for urgent national summit on cop killings

Updated 32 minutes ago The South African Policing Union calls upon Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to convene a national summit on police killings as a matter of extreme... 

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Webber Wentzel hat trick – DealMakers, Mergermarket & Thompson Reuters

Webber Wentzel hat trick – DealMakers, Mergermarket & Thompson Reuters

Updated 5 hours ago Having been recognised earlier this year by Mergermarket and Thompson Reuters* as leading legal advisers in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in South... 

What will win? Climate change action v friendly investor environment?

What will win? Climate change action v friendly investor environment?

20th February 2018 The factors which inform the balancing act necessary to give effect to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities espoused in... 

The Labour Appeal Court of South Africa (LAC) recently considered what constitutes a

The Labour Appeal Court of South Africa (LAC) recently considered what constitutes a "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act

19th February 2018 The Labour Appeal Court of South Africa (LAC) recently considered what constitutes a "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act 26 of... 

Baker McKenzie South Africa’s legal expertise recognised in Chambers Global 2018

Baker McKenzie South Africa’s legal expertise recognised in Chambers Global 2018

16th February 2018 Seven lawyers from Baker McKenzie’s Johannesburg office and 12 of its practice areas have been recognised by international legal research... 

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