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Eskom challenges need to be addressed urgently, or South Africa will sink – Gigaba

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th January 2018 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday painted a grim picture of the financial challenges facing power utility Eskom, stating that the national... 

Eskom challenges need to be addressed urgently, or South Africa will sink – Gigaba
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba
New ‘disruptive’ mine borer heads for Indaba unveiling

New ‘disruptive’ mine borer heads for Indaba unveiling

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2018 A new Proudly South African mine tunnel borer that requires no blasting, delivers higher production advances, comes with a collaboration imprimatur... 

Zimbabwe president says his nation is

Zimbabwe president says his nation is "open for business" ahead of Davos

By: Reuters     18th January 2018 Zimbabwe is "open for business" and foreign investment in the southern African country is safe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday at a... 

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Why Zuma's free higher education plan will cripple South Africa's finances

Why Zuma's free higher education plan will cripple South Africa's finances

16th January 2018 South Africa’s fee-free higher education initiative, controversially introduced by President Jacob Zuma in the dying weeks of 2017, will plunge the... 

 Do global actors have what it takes to help Burundi?

Do global actors have what it takes to help Burundi?

16th January 2018 Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country... 

Has Nigeria’s president not built even a nursery school, as Jonathan aide claimed?

Has Nigeria’s president not built even a nursery school, as Jonathan aide claimed?

16th January 2018 Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has not built a single institution of learning, a former aide to his predecessor recently tweeted this to his... 

Ramaphosa takes on ANC leadership role with alacrity: and clarity of intent

Ramaphosa takes on ANC leadership role with alacrity: and clarity of intent

15th January 2018 Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected President of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, made his position clear when he delivered a... 

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Holding the keys: humanitarian access and local organisations

Holding the keys: humanitarian access and local organisations

15th January 2018 Humanitarian access has been significantly curtailed in Syria and Ukraine. Organisations grapple with bureaucratic impediments, restrictions on the... 

Merging development agencies: making the right choice

Merging development agencies: making the right choice

15th January 2018 Every few years, the reorganisation of foreign aid bureaucracy becomes a topical issue in development policy circles. The last time this happened... 

 The future of Central African Republic is still at risk

The future of Central African Republic is still at risk

12th January 2018 More than half of Central African Republic’s population is in need of urgent humanitarian aid – amidst chronic underfunding, persisting violence... 

Violence and Discrimination against LGBT People in Ghana

Violence and Discrimination against LGBT People in Ghana

12th January 2018 Ghana has a mixed record on its treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It criminalizes “unnatural carnal knowledge” in... 

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Statements

DA: Jack Bloom says more than R2 million paid to Esidimeni officials who have resigned

DA: Jack Bloom says more than R2 million paid to Esidimeni officials who have resigned

18th January 2018 More than R2 million has been paid to the two top Gauteng Health Department officials who have now resigned after being suspended with pay in... 

Afriforum: AfriForum places EFF on terms over hate speech

Afriforum: AfriForum places EFF on terms over hate speech

18th January 2018 The civil rights organisation AfriForum considers laying a complaint of hate speech against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) after EFF... 

SA: Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago selected as new Chair of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

SA: Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago selected as new Chair of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

18th January 2018 The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, is pleased to announce that Mr Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and... 

MEC Lebohang Maile on his visit to schools in Tembisa Township as part of Gauteng Government's 2018 Schools Readiness Programme

MEC Lebohang Maile on his visit to schools in Tembisa Township as part of Gauteng Government's 2018 Schools Readiness Programme

17th January 2018 MEC of Economic Development Environment Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile (MPL) visited a number of schools in the predominantly... 

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Water supply - converting a potential crisis into opportunity

Water supply - converting a potential crisis into opportunity

15th December 2017 South Africa’s water supply is predicted to reach a crisis point by 2030. But could better management of this critical resource actually be the... 

The not so sweet Sugar Tax

The not so sweet Sugar Tax

14th December 2017 The proposal to tax the sugar content of beverages first came to light in the 2016 Budget. On 5 December 2017, after 18 months of debate,... 

VAT and e-commerce, South Africa falls behind; stays behind

VAT and e-commerce, South Africa falls behind; stays behind

12th December 2017 Tax systems around the world are struggling to keep pace with the digitisation of commerce.  Where tax systems could previously rely on... 

Warburton Attorneys Monthly Sustainability Legislation, Regulation and Parliamentary Update – November 2017

Warburton Attorneys Monthly Sustainability Legislation, Regulation and Parliamentary Update – November 2017

12th December 2017 SECTION A:  ENVIRONMENTAL (NATIONAL) National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003 

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