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Spatial transformation key to unlocking infrastructure, industrialisation – Gigaba

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st February 2018 South African township businesses needed to work “imaginatively” and think beyond car washes and spaza shops to foster productive, high-value... 

Spatial transformation key to unlocking infrastructure, industrialisation – Gigaba
Land and asset sales on cards as government seeks revenue-neutral support for State firms

Land and asset sales on cards as government seeks revenue-neutral support for State firms

By: Terence Creamer     21st February 2018 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba used his maiden Budget to reinforce President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent announcement that stakes in cash-strapped... 

VAT rate rise ‘not desirable’, but ‘unavoidable’ to rebuild public finance integrity

VAT rate rise ‘not desirable’, but ‘unavoidable’ to rebuild public finance integrity

By: Terence Creamer     21st February 2018 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba confirmed the much-anticipated increase in the value-added tax (VAT) rate from 14% to 15% in his maiden Budget... 

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Sona 2018, Ramaphosa Rapture and the Re-vitalisation of the ANC

Sona 2018, Ramaphosa Rapture and the Re-vitalisation of the ANC

19th February 2018 This opinion piece was written by Mike Roussos Our new president did an excellent job of raising the spirits of the country with his rendition of... 

Fact-checked: Pres Cyril Ramaphosa’s first-ever State of the Nation Address

Fact-checked: Pres Cyril Ramaphosa’s first-ever State of the Nation Address

19th February 2018 New South African president Cyril Ramaphosa was afforded calm and plenty of cheers as he delivered his first state of the nation address. Did he... 

Unfinished business and legacies of the #Zuma period

Unfinished business and legacies of the #Zuma period

19th February 2018 Many will evaluate Jacob Zuma’s legacies by considering its impact on the economy, the rule of law, public institutions and similar factors. This... 

 Decline in elephant poaching could be short-lived

Decline in elephant poaching could be short-lived

19th February 2018 Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped for five consecutive years to levels last witnessed over a decade ago. The latest report by the Convention... 

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Recommendations

Ethnicity, Discrimination, and Other Red Lines – Repression of Human Rights Defenders in Mauritania

Ethnicity, Discrimination, and Other Red Lines – Repression of Human Rights Defenders in Mauritania

16th February 2018 Mauritania’s population is quite heterogenous; questions of caste and ethnicity lie at the source of many of the country’s most deep-rooted and... 

 Designing a Seamless Integrated Mobility System

Designing a Seamless Integrated Mobility System

16th February 2018 How do we integrate disparate transportation modes (such as bikeshare, autonomous pods, ocean shipping and air travel) to enable faster, safer,... 

 Electric Vehicles for Smarter Cities: The Future of Energy and Mobility

Electric Vehicles for Smarter Cities: The Future of Energy and Mobility

16th February 2018 This report examines the major trends affecting the transformation of energy and mobility systems, with a special focus on cities. Topics addressed... 

 Value in Healthcare: Mobilizing cooperation for health system transformation

Value in Healthcare: Mobilizing cooperation for health system transformation

15th February 2018 The “Value in Healthcare - Mobilizing cooperation for health system transformation” highlights three drivers of health system transformation: New... 

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Statements

SA: MEC Alan Winde reacts to 2018 Budget Speech

SA: MEC Alan Winde reacts to 2018 Budget Speech

21st February 2018 Following Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s budget speech today, Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said: “The 2018 budget speech is a... 

SAPU: SAPU calls for urgent national summit on cop killings

SAPU: SAPU calls for urgent national summit on cop killings

21st February 2018 The South African Policing Union calls upon Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to convene a national summit on police killings as a matter of extreme... 

DA: Alf Lees on #Budget2018: The poor are made to pay for ANC’s theft

DA: Alf Lees on #Budget2018: The poor are made to pay for ANC’s theft

21st February 2018 The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba’s, 2018 Budget hammers the poor and is a legacy of Jacob Zuma's disastrous management of the economy of... 

Afriforum: Budget speech: AfriForum hits out at Gigaba over free higher education

Afriforum: Budget speech: AfriForum hits out at Gigaba over free higher education

21st February 2018 AfriForum is of the opinion that the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, and the ANC’s drive for free higher education is nothing more than... 

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Press Offices

Can you restrain without a restraint?

Can you restrain without a restraint?

13th February 2018 The Labour Court in South Africa recently considered whether an employer could restrain its former employees from commencing employment with its... 

Spoor & Fisher wins Gold Award at the Innovation & IP Forum Awards and is ranked as one of the world’s leading IP law firm in the latest WTR 1000

Spoor & Fisher wins Gold Award at the Innovation & IP Forum Awards and is ranked as one of the world’s leading IP law firm in the latest WTR 1000

12th February 2018 Intellectual Property (IP) law firm Spoor & Fisher recently won a Gold Award for the Best IP Advisor Africa & Middle East category, at the first... 

Tax break for employees on voluntary retrenchment benefits

Tax break for employees on voluntary retrenchment benefits

12th February 2018 The South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) recently made submissions to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) regarding the tax... 

Competition Commission's inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018

Competition Commission's inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018

9th February 2018 The past two years have seen the Competition Commission undertake a number of market inquiries involving the retail, healthcare and public... 

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