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Minimum wage Bill now with Labour Dept

By: Thabi Madiba     20th April 2018 The National Minimum Wage Bill is now with the Department of Labour to be redrafted with public input agreed to by the Portfolio Committee on... 

Minimum wage Bill now with Labour Dept
Zuma's bride-to-be gave birth

Zuma's bride-to-be gave birth

By: News24Wire      20th April 2018 Former president Jacob Zuma has become a father again after a 24-year-old woman gave birth to his child in a Durban hospital last week. News24... 

 Government condemns violent protests in North West

Government condemns violent protests in North West

By: African News Agency      20th April 2018 Government on Friday noted the violent protests which have rocked the North West provincial capital Mahikeng and surrounds, slamming the looting... 

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African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

18th April 2018 Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever they want, unencumbered by constitutional or democratic constraints. A... 

 Refugees are Boko Haram’s latest soft target

Refugees are Boko Haram’s latest soft target

18th April 2018 Boko Haram has since 2009 proven a highly adaptable foe, routinely changing tactics to suit shifting circumstances. The terror group increasingly... 

Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

17th April 2018 Moving to a city in search of work seems to pay off for many poor people in the countryside. Data that track changes over time indicate that as... 

Weaning African leaders off addiction to power is an ongoing struggle

Weaning African leaders off addiction to power is an ongoing struggle

17th April 2018 Some African countries have recorded democratic victories in the past 12 months. Ethiopia has a new leader whose ascent holds great promise for... 

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Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050

Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050

17th April 2018 Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to meet the decarbonisation and climate mitigation goals set out in... 

Policy Brief: A research project by The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection Launched April 2018

Policy Brief: A research project by The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection Launched April 2018

13th April 2018 This brief seeks to describe the policy implications of a newly completed MISTRA research project on the advancement of emerging technologies in... 

 Behavioural Strategies to Strengthen Health Programmes and Policies Six Behavioural Insights to Increase Impact and Efficiency

Behavioural Strategies to Strengthen Health Programmes and Policies Six Behavioural Insights to Increase Impact and Efficiency

13th April 2018 This report discusses how behavioural economics can be leveraged to achieve the ends of healthcare practitioners, administrators and programme... 

Opportunities for Commonwealth development: creating jobs, sharing prosperity and increasing resilience

Opportunities for Commonwealth development: creating jobs, sharing prosperity and increasing resilience

13th April 2018 In April 2018, heads of government from across the Commonwealth gather for the Commonwealth Summit to discuss the future of one of the most diverse... 

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AfriForum: Prosecution of Duduzane Zuma proves AfriForum’s prosecution strategy works

AfriForum: Prosecution of Duduzane Zuma proves AfriForum’s prosecution strategy works

20th April 2018 AfriForum welcomes the National Prosecution Authority’s (NPA) decision to prosecute Duduzane Zuma, son of former president Jacob Zuma, on a... 

GCIS: Government calls for calm in North West

GCIS: Government calls for calm in North West

20th April 2018 Government has noted the protest action which has taken place in Mahikeng, North West Province, which have been accompanied by violence, looting... 

DEA: Environmental Affairs Minister publishes an amendment to the Financial Provisioning Regulations pertaining to mining in terms of environmental legislation

DEA: Environmental Affairs Minister publishes an amendment to the Financial Provisioning Regulations pertaining to mining in terms of environmental legislation

20th April 2018 The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has published an amendment to the Financial Provisioning Regulations for the prospecting,... 

SA: Gauteng government restores dignity by handing over title deeds in Devon

SA: Gauteng government restores dignity by handing over title deeds in Devon

20th April 2018 Gauteng Provincial Government has restored the dignity of Impumelelo residents in Devon, by handing over the most important documents, tittle deeds... 

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Press Offices

Six Baker McKenzie South Africa lawyers and nine practice areas recognised by Legal 500 EMEA Guide

Six Baker McKenzie South Africa lawyers and nine practice areas recognised by Legal 500 EMEA Guide

13th April 2018 Three partners at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg have been named as Leading Lawyers and a further three have been ranked Next Generation lawyers,... 

Proposed amendments to controlled foreign companies

Proposed amendments to controlled foreign companies

13th April 2018 South Africa's tax legislation contains controlled foreign company (CFC) rules which aim to prevent South African taxpayers from locating companies... 

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What is the "MLI" and why is it important in the context of the South African tax system?

13th April 2018 The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project of the OECD was launched with the publication of the OECD BEPS Action Plan in 2013. The BEPS... 

Streamlining trade and infrastructure development in Africa

Streamlining trade and infrastructure development in Africa

12th April 2018 Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of  the continent and so the recent signing of the African Continental... 

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