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IEC encourages the youth to register to vote in the 2019 elections

By: Simone Liedtke     21st June 2018 The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) aims to increase the voter’s roll by about one-million to at least 27-million people before the 2019... 

IEC encourages the youth to register to vote in the 2019 elections
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 New era for healthcare as Motsoaledi abolishes co-payments

New era for healthcare as Motsoaledi abolishes co-payments

By: News24Wire      21st June 2018 The abolishment of co-payments is one of the proposals of the Medical Schemes Amendment bill, announced by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.... 

 Brics countries agree on cooperation to tackle tax havens

Brics countries agree on cooperation to tackle tax havens

By: African News Agency      21st June 2018 Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on Thursday agreed to work together in tackling tax evasion and tax loopholes... 

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‘Enough rhetoric! Catalysing an era of concrete action’

‘Enough rhetoric! Catalysing an era of concrete action’

19th June 2018 In an era filled with so many plans and visions, which are often never followed through with any form of concrete action, this title was the theme... 

The World Bank is finding new ways to understand South Africa's issues

The World Bank is finding new ways to understand South Africa's issues

18th June 2018 The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for some of the conclusions... 

Capturing the Soweto Uprising: South Africa's most iconic photograph lives on

Capturing the Soweto Uprising: South Africa's most iconic photograph lives on

18th June 2018 Sam Nzima, the photographer who captured the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto Uprising passed awayon May 12, 2018. The photograph was one of six... 

 Food security under threat in Kenya

Food security under threat in Kenya

18th June 2018 In Kenya, food consumption is outpacing food production. According to a new Institute for Security Studies report, annual agricultural production... 

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The failure of France and Italy to help refugees and other migrants stranded at the border in Ventimiglia

The failure of France and Italy to help refugees and other migrants stranded at the border in Ventimiglia

15th June 2018 In Ventimiglia, near the border between Italy and France, refugees and other migrants are living rough, without access to the most basic services.... 

Resilience and sustainable poverty escapes in rural Kenya

Resilience and sustainable poverty escapes in rural Kenya

14th June 2018 Official poverty figures for Kenya put poverty incidence at 36% in 2015/16 – a reduction in poverty of 11 percentage points since 2005/06 – however... 

Leave No Girl Behind in Africa – Discrimination in Education against Pregnant Girls and Adolescent Mothers

Leave No Girl Behind in Africa – Discrimination in Education against Pregnant Girls and Adolescent Mothers

14th June 2018 The African continent has the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, according to the United Nations. Every year, thousands of girls... 

Resilience and sustainable poverty escapes in Nepal

Resilience and sustainable poverty escapes in Nepal

13th June 2018 Nepal experienced considerable poverty reduction over the last two decades. However, over the same period, several factors including low economic... 

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Statements

SACP: SACP strongly supports quality health care for all

SACP: SACP strongly supports quality health care for all

21st June 2018 The South African Communist Party today welcomes the release of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill intended to strengthen and unify our... 

SA: EFF hate speech eating away at South African souls

SA: EFF hate speech eating away at South African souls

21st June 2018 The souls of South Africans are slowly being eaten away by the hate speech of people like EFF leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu who have... 

IFP: IFP welcomes ConCourt ruling on disclosure of party funding

IFP: IFP welcomes ConCourt ruling on disclosure of party funding

21st June 2018 The IFP welcomes the Constitutional Court ruling this morning that the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) is invalid to the extent that... 

DA: No amount of spin will make NHI a success

DA: No amount of spin will make NHI a success

21st June 2018 The DA notes that the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has today gazetted the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill. Sadly, it does not... 

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Press Offices

Webber Wentzel wins at the 2018 PEA GP and Advisor Awards

Webber Wentzel wins at the 2018 PEA GP and Advisor Awards

20th June 2018 Webber Wentzel has won the 2018 Private Equity Africa (PEA) Local Legal Advisor of the Year Award at the 7th Annual PEA GP & Advisor Awards. The... 

What happens to a Sale Agreement in the event of death?

What happens to a Sale Agreement in the event of death?

19th June 2018 Buying or selling real estate isn’t as easy as it is portrayed sometimes, especially if there is a death of a party during the transaction which... 

Is calling a colleague “swart man” racist and if so, is a dismissal an appropriate sanction?

Is calling a colleague “swart man” racist and if so, is a dismissal an appropriate sanction?

19th June 2018 Whether referring to a fellow employee as a “swart man” (black man), within a specific context, is racist and derogatory. If it is found to be... 

Overview of South Africa’s current labour law developments

Overview of South Africa’s current labour law developments

18th June 2018 In November 2017,  the National Assembly in South Africa passed several pieces of labour legislation that have important implications for employers... 

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