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PIC has not ruled out investing in SAA

By: Reuters     17th October 2017 South Africa's Public Investment Corporation, one of the continent's largest asset managers, has not ruled out investing in struggling state-owned... 

PIC has not ruled out investing in SAA
Cabinet reshuffle about consolidating Zuma’s power – Vavi

Cabinet reshuffle about consolidating Zuma’s power – Vavi

By: African News Agency      17th October 2017 President Jacob Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle was a self-serving bid to consolidate power with a view to the ruling party’s elective conference,... 

New SABC board Chair and deputy are close Zuma allies – DA

New SABC board Chair and deputy are close Zuma allies – DA

By: African News Agency      17th October 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday said it “noted with concern” that the newly appointed South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board... 

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Fiscal storm warning

Fiscal storm warning

13th October 2017 In the World Bank’s tenth and most recent ‘South Africa Economic Update’, the risk of “fiscal slippage” is highlighted as arguably the country’s... 

What Odinga's election pullout means for Kenya's turbulent democracy

What Odinga's election pullout means for Kenya's turbulent democracy

12th October 2017 The leader of Kenya’s opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, has withdrawn from the repeat presidential election ordered by the country’s Supreme... 

South Africa's competition body is being distracted by market inquiries

South Africa's competition body is being distracted by market inquiries

12th October 2017 It’s become common for South African politicians to blame slow economic growth in the country on private sector corruption, anti-competitive market... 

 How the Gulf crisis is destabilising Somalia

How the Gulf crisis is destabilising Somalia

11th October 2017 The Saudi Arabia-United Arab Emirates (UAE) decision to break relations with Qatar, and more importantly their insistence for others to follow... 

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Decentralising climate finance: insights from Kenya and Ethiopia

Decentralising climate finance: insights from Kenya and Ethiopia

12th October 2017 This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level. It focuses on the experiences of a national climate... 

The World Development Report 2018 — Learning to Realize Education’s Promise

The World Development Report 2018 — Learning to Realize Education’s Promise

By: Sashnee Moodley     11th October 2017 The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018)—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the... 

Mining for Sustainable Development Research Programme report

Mining for Sustainable Development Research Programme report

10th October 2017 Corruption Watch, in a new report released today, identifies the vulnerabilities in the mining application process, which give rise to corruption... 

IFC Annual Report 2017 : Creating Markets

IFC Annual Report 2017 : Creating Markets

10th October 2017 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), two institutions focused on private sector... 

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Statements

SASCO: SASCO welcomes Wits University branch pledge and commitment to internationalism

SASCO: SASCO welcomes Wits University branch pledge and commitment to internationalism

17th October 2017 The PEC of the South African Students Congress (SASCO) in Gauteng, the continent's largest and oldest student movement, welcomes the renewed... 

SAFTU: SAFTU’s submission to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises

SAFTU: SAFTU’s submission to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises

17th October 2017 1. The South African Federation of Trade Unions was shocked when Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s told the COSATU Central Executive Committee on 30... 

SA: Committee concerned by Minister's silence

SA: Committee concerned by Minister's silence

17th October 2017 The Select Committee on Social Services is concerned that the Minister of Home Affairs has not shared with the Committee the reasons for the... 

SACP: SACP on the removal of Blade Nzimande from the Cabinet

SACP: SACP on the removal of Blade Nzimande from the Cabinet

17th October 2017 The South African Communist Party has learnt about the factional removal from Cabinet of the Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade... 

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Press Offices

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,... 

Who Says Pop Music is Dead?!

Who Says Pop Music is Dead?!

9th October 2017 Not only are Duran Duran, the synthpop sensation of the 1980’s, still around, but they were recently successful in an application to appeal against... 

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