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Remove exploration red tape or mining will die, geologist warns

By: Martin Creamer     19th October 2017 The excessive red tape around minerals exploration must be removed to prevent the demise of South Africa’s vital mining industry, consulting... 

Consulting exploration geologist Allan Saad outlines current exploration constraints to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Christo Greyling. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.
Treasury appoints new deputy director-general for public finance

Treasury appoints new deputy director-general for public finance

By: Thabi Madiba     19th October 2017 National Treasury on Thursday issued a statement congratulating the newly appointed deputy director-general for public finance Dr Mampho Modise.... 

Zuma arrogant, doesn’t care – Num-YS

Zuma arrogant, doesn’t care – Num-YS

By: African News Agency      19th October 2017 The National Union of Mineworkers Youth Structure (Num-YS) on Thursday said President Jacob Zuma’s recent cabinet reshuffle would lead to continued... 

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Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

Ahmed Timol inquest: why uncovering apartheid crimes remains so important

18th October 2017 The recent, reopened inquest into the death of teacher and anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was different in many ways from a traditional... 

 Terrorism puts education on hold in Mali

Terrorism puts education on hold in Mali

18th October 2017 As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide.... 

Leadership in question

Leadership in question

18th October 2017 Very many South Africans are worried about the character and quality of leadership of the country and continue to hear allegations of corruption... 

Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

Using the South African army to fight crime is a bad idea: here's why

17th October 2017 South Africa’s police minister, Fikile Mbalula, has stirred controversy by calling for the involvement of the country’s military in fighting crime.... 

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 Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy

Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy

13th October 2017 Over the last year, the World Economic Forum project Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy has worked to examine how emerging technologies are... 

 Financing women farmers – The need to increase and redirect agriculture and climate adaptation resources

Financing women farmers – The need to increase and redirect agriculture and climate adaptation resources

13th October 2017 Oxfam analysis finds that governments and donors are failing to provide women farmers with relevant and adequate support for farming and adapting... 

 In Custody – Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

In Custody – Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

13th October 2017 In Turkey today, people accused of terrorism or of being linked to the July 2016 attempted coup are at risk of torture in police custody. There has... 

Local content policies and backward integration in Nigeria

Local content policies and backward integration in Nigeria

12th October 2017 Nigeria has experienced rapid but low-quality growth over the past decade. This has been accompanied by limited structural change and little... 

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Statements

EFF: EFF on the SAA board

EFF: EFF on the SAA board

19th October 2017 The EFF notes the changes made to the South African Airways Board, notably the replacement of SAA Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni. We welcome the... 

DA: Belinda Bozzoli says this is what Higher Education needs, Minister Mkhize

DA: Belinda Bozzoli says this is what Higher Education needs, Minister Mkhize

19th October 2017 Tuesday’s Cabinet reshuffle, which saw former Minister Blade Nzimande replaced by Hlengiwe Mkhize, only served as proof of government’s reluctance... 

OUTA: OUTA says Dudu won't be missed

OUTA: OUTA says Dudu won't be missed

19th October 2017 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) welcomes the Cabinet announcement that a new board has been approved for SAA and Dudu Myeni is finally... 

SA: Announcement of the new board of SAA

SA: Announcement of the new board of SAA

19th October 2017 The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, is pleased to officially announce the appointment of six new members to the Board of South African Airways... 

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Press Offices

Baker McKenzie Named World's Strongest Law Firm Brand for Eighth Consecutive Year

Baker McKenzie Named World's Strongest Law Firm Brand for Eighth Consecutive Year

10th October 2017 Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has retained its position as the world's strongest law firm brand in the 2017 Acritas Global Elite Law Firm... 

Revised proposals where conversions of debt to equity (and more!) could result in income tax for the debtor

Revised proposals where conversions of debt to equity (and more!) could result in income tax for the debtor

10th October 2017 The draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2017 (DTLAB) provided for new sections 19A and 19B in the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (the Act) to provide... 

Monkey Selfies? Copyright? What?

Monkey Selfies? Copyright? What?

9th October 2017 This is the kind of case that makes the lives of intellectual property attorneys really interesting. The case involves a freelance wildlife... 

Music, politics and the law

Music, politics and the law

9th October 2017 In September 2014, Eight-Mile Style, the publisher of Eminem's “lose yourself” song filed legal proceedings against New Zealand’s National party,... 

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