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AU needs to intervene as DRC faces range of crises

By: African News Agency      15th January 2018 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is imploding from within as it struggles with a myriad of crises. These include infighting between rival... 

 AU needs to intervene as DRC faces range of crises
 ANC says firing Johannesburg finance boss is a ploy to obscure real problem

ANC says firing Johannesburg finance boss is a ploy to obscure real problem

By: African News Agency      15th January 2018 The African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg has slammed the firing of the member of mayoral committee (MMC) for finance, Rabelani Dagada,... 

Zanu-PF to 'honour' Zim 'icon' Mugabe on his 94th birthday

Zanu-PF to 'honour' Zim 'icon' Mugabe on his 94th birthday

By: News24Wire      15th January 2018 Zimbabwean ruling Zanu-PF party's youth league has reportedly said that it is planning to honour former president Robert Mugabe on his 94th... 

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A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

11th January 2018 The political protests that destabilised Ethiopia’s two largest regional states in 2016 have become a major test for Ethiopia’s ruling People’s... 

Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

10th January 2018 When media cover a political party conference decision, it is best to report on the entire resolution, not just the exciting bits. This may reduce... 

 Role of the Youth in APRM’s quest for good governance, development and democracy

Role of the Youth in APRM’s quest for good governance, development and democracy

10th January 2018 The revitalisation of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is evidence of African governments’ renewed commitment to strengthening good... 

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

9th January 2018 Talk of a potential wealth tax in South Africa has re-ignited the debate on the taxation of high net-worth individuals (HNWI). For many taxpayers... 

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Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage: pathways to address resilience and health

Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage: pathways to address resilience and health

21st December 2017 Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) is critical to ensuring sustainable and resilient lives for all, and therefore to meeting the goals set... 

Upending humanitarianism: questions emerging 'from the ground up'

Upending humanitarianism: questions emerging 'from the ground up'

20th December 2017 Since the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, the idea of responses that are ‘as local as possible, as international as necessary’ has emerged... 

Financing the transition from brown to green: how to track country performance towards low carbon, climate-resilient economies

Financing the transition from brown to green: how to track country performance towards low carbon, climate-resilient economies

19th December 2017 This paper explores ways of financing the transition from brown, carbon-intensive models of economic development to low-carbon, green economies.... 

Gatekeepers, elders and accountability in Somalia

Gatekeepers, elders and accountability in Somalia

18th December 2017 In Somalia, the relationship between formal and informal spheres of governance are being renegotiated. In many areas, the formal state has been... 

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Statements

SAFTU: SAFTU condemns cancellation of nursing intake

SAFTU: SAFTU condemns cancellation of nursing intake

15th January 2018 The South African Federation of Trade Unions pledges its total support to its affiliate, the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union (YNITU), in rejecting... 

AKF: Kathrada Foundation on H&M advert

AKF: Kathrada Foundation on H&M advert

15th January 2018 The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on January 11 wrote to H&M stores requesting a meeting following the publishing of the company’s racist advert.... 

Eskom: Newly connected customers in Mpumalanga educated to use electricity safely

Eskom: Newly connected customers in Mpumalanga educated to use electricity safely

15th January 2018 Emasimini, an extension of Kwaggafontein - A in the Thembisile Hani Municipal area in Mpumalanga, was opened to the community for occupation in... 

Afriforum: AfriForum accuses EFF leadership of inciting violence

Afriforum: AfriForum accuses EFF leadership of inciting violence

15th January 2018 The civil rights organisation AfriForum today laid criminal complaints of inciting violence and various other crimes against the EFF’s Julius... 

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Press Offices

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 

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

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

12th December 2017 SECTION A:  ENVIRONMENTAL (NATIONAL) National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 

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