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Kenyan election official flees country ahead of presidential poll

By: Reuters     18th October 2017 A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country ahead of an October 26 presidential election saying the vote would not be credible... 

Kenyan election official flees country ahead of presidential poll
Somalia praises

Somalia praises "genuine brother" Turkey for quick response to bombs

By: Reuters     18th October 2017 Turkey's swift response to Somalia's deadliest truck bombing drew praise from survivors and officials who called Ankara their "only genuine"... 

‘Absolutely no need' for nuclear, Dames says in State-capture testimony

‘Absolutely no need' for nuclear, Dames says in State-capture testimony

By: Kim Cloete     18th October 2017 Former Eskom CEO Brian Dames has revealed that he faced a breakdown in communication between the board and management, as well as death threats... 

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Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

17th October 2017 South Africa’s police minister, Fikile Mbalula, has stirred controversy by calling for the involvement of the country’s military in fighting crime.... 

 Is business trumping peace efforts in Libya?

Is business trumping peace efforts in Libya?

17th October 2017 A few weeks ahead of the crucial 5th African Union (AU)-European Union (EU) summit in Abidjan at the end of November, most officials on both sides... 

 Kleptocracy upsets delicate balance of mutual interests in mining sector

Kleptocracy upsets delicate balance of mutual interests in mining sector

17th October 2017 On the eve of the 2017 Johannesburg Mining Indaba, the Chamber of Mines declined an invitation to the opening gala dinner — part of continuing... 

#5facts: The sad extent of suicide in South Africa

#5facts: The sad extent of suicide in South Africa

17th October 2017 A 19-year-old woman reportedly jumped to her death in the South African suburb of Braamfontein. Media reports suggest that the university student... 

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 Women as “underutilized assets”: A critical review of IMF advice on female labour force participation and fiscal consolidation

Women as “underutilized assets”: A critical review of IMF advice on female labour force participation and fiscal consolidation

16th October 2017 Deeply-embedded patriarchal norms mean that women have a dual role in the economy: productive and reproductive. This reality – and the failure of... 

The next frontier for disaster risk reduction: tackling disasters in fragile and conflict-affected contexts

The next frontier for disaster risk reduction: tackling disasters in fragile and conflict-affected contexts

16th October 2017 This report looks at the political and institutional barriers – both real and perceived – to adapting disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy,... 

 Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy

Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy

13th October 2017 Over the last year, the World Economic Forum project Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy has worked to examine how emerging technologies are... 

 Financing women farmers – The need to increase and redirect agriculture and climate adaptation resources

Financing women farmers – The need to increase and redirect agriculture and climate adaptation resources

13th October 2017 Oxfam analysis finds that governments and donors are failing to provide women farmers with relevant and adequate support for farming and adapting... 

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Statements

SA: President Jacob Zuma wishes the Hindu faithfuls happy Diwali

SA: President Jacob Zuma wishes the Hindu faithfuls happy Diwali

18th October 2017 President Jacob Zuma has extended good wishes to all the Hindu, Tamil, Gujerati and other communities, in South Africa who celebrate Diwali or... 

NTEU: NTEU concerned about shake up in higher education

NTEU: NTEU concerned about shake up in higher education

18th October 2017 The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has noted yet another cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma, in particular the shake up in the... 

OUTA: SANRAL continues to bully e-toll defaulters

OUTA: SANRAL continues to bully e-toll defaulters

18th October 2017 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is concerned at SANRAL’s continued harassment and bullying tactics, through the issuing of demands and... 

GCIS: Colloquim explores sustainable solutions for unaccompanied and separated migrant children

GCIS: Colloquim explores sustainable solutions for unaccompanied and separated migrant children

18th October 2017 The three-day colloquium led by the South African Government on unaccompanied/undocumented migrant children currently underway in Boksburg, seeks... 

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Press Offices

Old claims – new remedies; Corporate opportunities in light of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2008

Old claims – new remedies; Corporate opportunities in light of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2008

16th October 2017 In terms of section 22 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act No. 108 of 1996, and in the interests of justice, every citizen has... 

Seven Baker McKenzie partners ranked as leading lawyers in South Africa

Seven Baker McKenzie partners ranked as leading lawyers in South Africa

13th October 2017 Seven Baker McKenzie partners in Johannesburg have been ranked as Leading Lawyers in South Africa in the latest IFLR1000 Guide, released today.... 

Webber Wentzel again certified as one of South Africa's Top Employers

Webber Wentzel again certified as one of South Africa's Top Employers

13th October 2017 Webber Wentzel has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers South Africa 2018 certification in recognition of its outstanding employee offerings.... 

Independent contractor or employee – the Uber case

Independent contractor or employee – the Uber case

12th October 2017 Are Uber drivers independent contractors or employees? When persons have been contracted to provide a business with a service on an independent... 

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