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Public Protector defends special adviser appointment 

By: African News Agency      13th June 2018 Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Wednesday defended her appointment of a special advisor after coming under fire from MPs. Briefing... 

 Public Protector defends special adviser appointment
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Nelson Mandela Bay municipality finally passes its budget after 4th attempt

Nelson Mandela Bay municipality finally passes its budget after 4th attempt

By: News24Wire      13th June 2018 The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has avoided being placed under administration, after the fourth sitting of a special council meeting to pass... 

 Eskom says power stations operate optimally despite wage protest

Eskom says power stations operate optimally despite wage protest

By: African News Agency      13th June 2018 State-owned electricity company Eskom said on Wednesday its power stations continued to operate optimally in line with contingency measures put in... 

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‘Essential foundation’

‘Essential foundation’

25th May 2018 In a new book published by the World Bank and UCT Press, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan for crafting a new social compact with business, labour... 

Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

24th May 2018 In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy. The aim was to phase out smaller low cost housing projects of a... 

 From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean needs security

From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean needs security

24th May 2018 Crimes like piracy, illegal fishing and the smuggling and trafficking of firearms, narcotics and people continue to threaten security in the... 

 Strengthening Africa-Europe ties in the city of dragons

Strengthening Africa-Europe ties in the city of dragons

24th May 2018 Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana – with a population of just 250,000 – is symbolised by dragons and is one of the greenest cities in Europe.... 

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Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, May 2018: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, May 2018: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

9th May 2018 With growth in Europe and Central Asia likely at its peak, this report addresses two questions. How well is the region prepared for an expected... 

“No Safe Place” – Insurgent Attacks on Civilians in Afghanistan

“No Safe Place” – Insurgent Attacks on Civilians in Afghanistan

9th May 2018 Since early 2016, insurgent groups in Afghanistan have sharply escalated their attacks in Kabul and other major urban areas that have left... 

Raising VAT: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?

Raising VAT: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?

8th May 2018 According to a March 2018 World Bank report, South Africa is ‘one of the most unequal countries in the world, and that inequality has increased... 

Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2018

Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2018

8th May 2018 The industry created more than 500 000 new jobs globally in 2017, with the total number of people employed in renewables (including large... 

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Statements

Eskom: Power Alert 1 - There is a low probability of rotational loadshedding during the day

Eskom: Power Alert 1 - There is a low probability of rotational loadshedding during the day

19th June 2018 Today’s prognosis is the same as yesterday. There is a low probability of rotational loadshedding during the day as a result of power station units... 

SA: MEC Maine's statement on the 105 years of the Land Act of 1913

SA: MEC Maine's statement on the 105 years of the Land Act of 1913

19th June 2018 Today, 19 June 2018, marks 105 years since the infamous Land Act of 1913 was enacted by the White minority-ruled government in South Africa. The... 

DA: Alan Fuchs on Kopanong project: another waste of the people’s money

DA: Alan Fuchs on Kopanong project: another waste of the people’s money

19th June 2018 The Kopanong Precinct Project, after 15 years, has once again stalled due to affordability concerns. The project, formerly known as the Gauteng... 

LIMUSA: LIMUSA wishes NUM a successful National Congress

LIMUSA: LIMUSA wishes NUM a successful National Congress

19th June 2018 The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (LIMUSA) takes this opportunity to wish our sister union, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)... 

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Press Offices

Draft control of tobacco products bill falters over potentially absurd results in law

Draft control of tobacco products bill falters over potentially absurd results in law

15th May 2018 The draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill was published on 9 May 2018 for public comment.  The period for public... 

Norton Rose Fulbright launches AI-powered chatbot on EU GDPR

Norton Rose Fulbright launches AI-powered chatbot on EU GDPR

14th May 2018 Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has launched a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence that responds on the new European Union data... 

Fasken chosen as Global Mining Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal

Fasken chosen as Global Mining Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal

11th May 2018 For the tenth time, Fasken has been recognised as the world’s top Global Mining Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal for 2018, which is also the... 

Climate change propels growth in green bonds

Climate change propels growth in green bonds

10th May 2018 Although the green bond market is still in its infancy, accounting for less than 0.5% of the global bond market according to Moody’s, it is... 

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