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Glencore guiding soaring 2018 earnings

By: Martin Creamer     12th December 2017 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore sees itself as being best placed for the electric vehicle revolution through its ‘tier 1’ copper,... 

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Here's what the Post Office social grants deal will cost

Here's what the Post Office social grants deal will cost

By: News24Wire      12th December 2017 The new social grants distribution deal between the South African Post Office (Sapo) and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is... 

Cholera resurges in Zambian capital Lusaka, WHO says

Cholera resurges in Zambian capital Lusaka, WHO says

By: Reuters     12th December 2017 Cholera has killed 15 people and made 547 sick in Zambia's capital Lusaka and the rising caseload is expected to grow further as the rainy season... 

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 Accurate statistics are needed for the SA farm murder debate

Accurate statistics are needed for the SA farm murder debate

11th December 2017 Recently thousands of farmers, supporters and sympathisers took to South Africa’s streets in an emotional but peaceful protest against the violent... 

Handwashing 101: Dettol’s disease-busting claims under the microscope

Handwashing 101: Dettol’s disease-busting claims under the microscope

11th December 2017 When we talk about the spread of disease, coughs and sneezes immediately come to mind. Yet one of the major ways diseases spread happens when we... 

Will continuing crises of 2017 persist?

Will continuing crises of 2017 persist?

11th December 2017 Although the year has not yet ended we can say it has been marked by a series of crises. What is troubling is that there is no sense that these... 

Electricity and Mining

Electricity and Mining

8th December 2017 Ernest Hemingway might have been writing about Eskom’s decline when he explained how bankruptcy happens. ‘Two ways … Gradually and then suddenly’,... 

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2017 Handbook of Statistics

2017 Handbook of Statistics

7th December 2017 The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics was first launched in 1967. Over the past 50 years, the series has evolved to incorporate new statistics and... 

 Taxing for a more equal Kenya: a five-point action plan to tackle inequality

Taxing for a more equal Kenya: a five-point action plan to tackle inequality

6th December 2017 Extreme inequality is out of control in Kenya. Less than 0.1% of the population (8,300 people) own more wealth than the bottom 99.9% (more than 44... 

 Tax Games – the Race to the Bottom

Tax Games – the Race to the Bottom

6th December 2017 European governments are leading a race to the bottom which will see average global corporate tax rates hit zero by 2052, according to new... 

The Social Value of Business

The Social Value of Business

5th December 2017 There are many ways to define what “business” is. All of us are in some sense involved in business whenever we do something that is intended to... 

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Statements

SA: Parliament year-end statement

SA: Parliament year-end statement

12th December 2017 This was demonstrated in 50 debates during 92 plenary sittings of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces. The debates provided a... 

SA: Finance Committee outraged by irregularities at Steinhoff

SA: Finance Committee outraged by irregularities at Steinhoff

12th December 2017 The Standing Committee on Finance has expressed outrage at what has happened at Steinhoff and utterly condemns the company’s behaviour. The... 

SA: Gauteng Government to keep an eye on liqour outlets

SA: Gauteng Government to keep an eye on liqour outlets

12th December 2017 The Gauteng Provincial Government has noted widespread media reports that a number of liquor outlets are preparing to cash-in during the... 

NT: National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service Joint Statement on the 10th Annual Edition of the Tax Statistics

NT: National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service Joint Statement on the 10th Annual Edition of the Tax Statistics

12th December 2017 The National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service are pleased to announce the release of the 10th annual edition of the Tax Statistics... 

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Press Offices

Competition law amendments to be far reaching

Competition law amendments to be far reaching

6th December 2017 South Africa's Competition Amendment Bill (2017) has been published in the country's Government Gazette and interested parties have until end... 

Indirect tax specialist appointed at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg

Indirect tax specialist appointed at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg

5th December 2017 Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has further expanded its tax practice in Africa with the appointment of indirect tax specialist Seelan... 

Progressive parliament approves paternity leave

Progressive parliament approves paternity leave

5th December 2017 On 28 November 2017, Parliament passed the Labour Laws Amendment Bill (the Bill). The Bill provides for unpaid paternity leave, adoption leave and... 

South Africa releases Competition Amendment Bill

South Africa releases Competition Amendment Bill

5th December 2017 On 1 December 2017, the South African Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, published Government Notice no. 41294, which announced the... 

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