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Zanu-PF fires 11 Mugabe allies from parliament

By: Reuters     19th January 2018 Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has fired from parliament 11 allies of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues a... 

Zanu-PF fires 11 Mugabe allies from parliament
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Reserve Bank Governor Kganyago's election as IMFC chair welcomed

Reserve Bank Governor Kganyago's election as IMFC chair welcomed

By: African News Agency      19th January 2018 Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, on Thursday, announced that South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, was selected as... 

SA's record on human rights and respect for rule of law poor – Human Rights Watch

SA's record on human rights and respect for rule of law poor – Human Rights Watch

By: News24Wire      19th January 2018 Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2018 has found that the South African government’s record on human rights and respect for the rule of law was... 

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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: Phumzile Van Damme says Rubben Mohlaloga fraud conviction disqualifies him from serving as ICASA Chairperson

DA: Phumzile Van Damme says Rubben Mohlaloga fraud conviction disqualifies him from serving as ICASA Chairperson

19th January 2018 Rubben Mohlaloga, who has been recommended by the ANC in Parliament to serve as the Chairperson of the ICASA Council has this week been convicted... 

SA: Justice and Correctional Services Committee appeals to Public Protector to refrain from confusing the public

SA: Justice and Correctional Services Committee appeals to Public Protector to refrain from confusing the public

19th January 2018 Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services today expressed its concern with the “conflicting and confusing” messages... 

PAC: Condolences to the family of Kgosi Mangope (Tautona)

PAC: Condolences to the family of Kgosi Mangope (Tautona)

19th January 2018 Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) is mourning with sadness the departure of former Bophuthatswana Bantustan leader, Kgosi Lucas Manyane... 

DA: David Maynier says FSB and others fail to respond to finance committee on the scandal surrounding Steinhoff

DA: David Maynier says FSB and others fail to respond to finance committee on the scandal surrounding Steinhoff

19th January 2018 To his credit, the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim, wrote to a number of institutions on 14 December 2017 requesting... 

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Draft Fee Regulations – Attempts to address incentivising loopholes

Draft Fee Regulations – Attempts to address incentivising loopholes

19th December 2017 Section 18A of the South African Medicines Act (the Medicines Act) prohibits the supply of any medicine, medical device or in-vitro diagnostic... 

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... 

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