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International court sentences Congo politician Bemba to time served

By: Reuters     17th September 2018 The International Criminal Court on Monday sentenced Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba to a 300 000 euro fine and a 12 month sentence for... 

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South Africa not planning mass layoffs in public sector to fight recession - Ramaphosa

South Africa not planning mass layoffs in public sector to fight recession - Ramaphosa 

By: Reuters     17th September 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday there would be no mass layoffs of public sector workers as his government considers various ways to pull... 

 Poultry industry takes on US chicken quota as court case brews

Poultry industry takes on US chicken quota as court case brews

By: News24Wire      17th September 2018 The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) wants government to review the quota of US poultry imports, following the imposition of tariffs on... 

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Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

29th August 2018 For a brief moment last week, US President Donald Trump served a useful purpose. He reminded us how important race is as an economic and political... 

 Mediating Africa’s conflicts demands strong partnerships

Mediating Africa’s conflicts demands strong partnerships

29th August 2018 Africa’s peace and security challenges are too complex for either the United Nations (UN) or the African Union (AU) to tackle on their own. Over... 

Zero rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

Zero rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

28th August 2018 South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from Value Added Tax... 

 Islamic clerics can shift Boko Haram’s ideological narrative

Islamic clerics can shift Boko Haram’s ideological narrative

27th August 2018 Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau’s jihad in Nigeria has had a devastating impact on the nation. ‘Fight the infidels … and take their... 

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How does resilience change over time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys

How does resilience change over time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys

10th August 2018 Knowing how climate hazards affect people’s resilience over time is crucial in designing more effective development and humanitarian interventions.... 

Crossing boundaries in protecting civilians: mapping actors, insights and conceptual spaces

Crossing boundaries in protecting civilians: mapping actors, insights and conceptual spaces

10th August 2018 Protecting civilians in the midst of violent conflict and war is a core element of humanitarian action. Beyond displacement and threats to life,... 

Knowledge or its Adoption?

Knowledge or its Adoption?

8th August 2018 When I criticize the fad of RCTs in development (which I do occasionally), I often get the sarcastic response, “What should we do, go back to doing... 

What Are We Getting from Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Coffee?

What Are We Getting from Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Coffee?

8th August 2018 Demand for and supply of “sustainable” coffee (and other commodities) have grown markedly for two decades, as has the literature analyzing the... 

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Statements

Brand SA: Brand South Africa congratulates first female Cosatu President Ms Zingiswa Losi

Brand SA: Brand South Africa congratulates first female Cosatu President Ms Zingiswa Losi

20th September 2018 Brand South Africa congratulates the Congress of South African Trade Unions’ (Cosatu) on their election of their first female President Ms Zingiswa... 

SA: Invitation for public submissions on Draft Intergrated Resource Plan

SA: Invitation for public submissions on Draft Intergrated Resource Plan

20th September 2018 The Portfolio Committee on Energy invites interested individuals and stakeholders to submit written comments on the Draft Integrated Resource Plan... 

SAFTU: SAFTU’s response to appeal for its unions to go back to COSATU

SAFTU: SAFTU’s response to appeal for its unions to go back to COSATU

20th September 2018 The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted COSATU’s suggestion that SAFTU unions must rejoin or join COSATU.   Firstly SAFTU, in line... 

DWS: IVRS declines as the temperatures hit up

DWS: IVRS declines as the temperatures hit up

20th September 2018 The increasing temperatures have had adverse impact on Gauteng dam levels as most of them continue to decrease week-on-week, affecting the... 

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Press Offices

Insist on employee declarations to expose conflicts of interest

Insist on employee declarations to expose conflicts of interest

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th August 2018 The speed at which business operates today often means that suppliers and contractors are on-boarded quickly without proper vetting procedures.... 

A climate change bill that needs changing?

A climate change bill that needs changing?

6th August 2018 With comments due on 8 August 2018, the time to consider and submit comments on the draft Climate Change Bill is now.  Let’s be clear.  This is not... 

Maternity leave: Only applicable to female employees?

Maternity leave: Only applicable to female employees?

6th August 2018 Traditionally only Female Employees were granted maternity leave by their Employers. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997, as... 

Knock Knock Knocking on jail's door

Knock Knock Knocking on jail's door

3rd August 2018 The amendments to the Competition Act, 1998, which introduce criminal liability for cartel conduct, came into effect on 1 May 2016. The amendments... 

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