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WHO calls emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak

By: Reuters     17th May 2018 The World Health Organization will convene an Emergency Committee meeting on Friday to consider the international risks of an Ebola outbreak in the... 

WHO calls emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak
 Saftu accuses labour dept of sidelining its representations on minimum wage

Saftu accuses labour dept of sidelining its representations on minimum wage

By: African News Agency      17th May 2018 The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Thursday accused the Department of Labour of sidelining its representation to Parliament,... 

 Minister concerned about security at govt IT Agency

Minister concerned about security at govt IT Agency

By: African News Agency      17th May 2018 Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele on Thursday, expressed concern about security at the the State Information Technology Agency (Sita),... 

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 Europe should help get fuel off Libya’s fire

Europe should help get fuel off Libya’s fire

16th May 2018 Speaking in Geneva recently, Libya’s National Oil Corporation head Mustafa Sanalla launched an impassioned plea to European partners to help his... 

Claim that malaria kills 756,000 Nigerian children each year incorrect

Claim that malaria kills 756,000 Nigerian children each year incorrect

16th May 2018 Malaria is rife in Nigeria where about a quarter of global malaria deaths occur annually. But does it take the lives of over 756 000 Nigerian... 

Why merely owning land isn't enough to empower Africa's women farmers

Why merely owning land isn't enough to empower Africa's women farmers

15th May 2018 In the agricultural sector – the major employer for poor people in Africa – assets like land and livestock are owned and controlled mainly by men.... 

South Africa needs to box clever in its David versus Goliath duel with Trump

South Africa needs to box clever in its David versus Goliath duel with Trump

15th May 2018 Recent actions by US President Donald Trump’s administration are severely straining relations with South Africa’s new government led by President... 

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 Tax incentives in the global South

Tax incentives in the global South

11th May 2018 This joint briefing from Oxfam, Christian Aid, Action Aid and the CBI reflects a growing convergence between businesses and tax advocacy groups on... 

Gender-responsive public expenditure management: public finance management introductory guide

Gender-responsive public expenditure management: public finance management introductory guide

11th May 2018 This paper reviews the literature on the links between public expenditure and gender responsiveness and outlines a number of gender-responsive... 

No Place for Criticism – Bangladesh Crackdown on Social Media Commentary

No Place for Criticism – Bangladesh Crackdown on Social Media Commentary

By: Sashnee Moodley     10th May 2018 On April 9, 2018, Bangladesh listed its new Digital Security Bill in parliament, which was then sent to a parliamentary standing committee for... 

 Promoting quality education through progressive domestic resource mobilisation 2015-2017

Promoting quality education through progressive domestic resource mobilisation 2015-2017

9th May 2018 The Promoting Quality Education through Progressive Domestic Resource Mobilisation project is an education and tax justice project funded by NORAD;... 

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Statements

PPC: PPC enhances science learning in rural North West

PPC: PPC enhances science learning in rural North West

18th May 2018 On Wednesday, Mochudi Secondary School in rural North West became the latest beneficiary of PPC’s science educational programme when the company... 

DA: Ashor Sarupen says DA condemns alleged use of live ammunition against protesting learners

DA: Ashor Sarupen says DA condemns alleged use of live ammunition against protesting learners

18th May 2018 The DA calls on both MECs for Education and Community Safety, Panyaza Lesufi and Sizakele Nkosi- Malobane to urgently investigate the allegations... 

DA: Cathy Labuschagne on #SupraMustGo: Ramaphosa using NCOP to fight his political battles

DA: Cathy Labuschagne on #SupraMustGo: Ramaphosa using NCOP to fight his political battles

18th May 2018 The DA has written to the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Thandi Modise, to challenge how it is that the NCOP illegally... 

SA: National Assembly Speaker to consider what action to take following disruptions of committee meeting

SA: National Assembly Speaker to consider what action to take following disruptions of committee meeting

18th May 2018 National Assembly Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete says she is concerned about the spate of disruptions of the work of Committees of Parliament by unruly... 

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Press Offices

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa strengthens team with three senior appointments

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa strengthens team with three senior appointments

10th May 2018 Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright continues to strengthen its teams with three senior appointments. They will be based in the Johannesburg... 

Dismissal – Know your Rights

Dismissal – Know your Rights

9th May 2018 Unemployment is a burning topic of discussion in South Africa. A large number of South Africans are unemployed. Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly... 

Common misconceptions: Tax treatment of directors' fees derived by non-residents

Common misconceptions: Tax treatment of directors' fees derived by non-residents

9th May 2018 Many non-residents that derive directors' fees from a South African tax resident company believe that because they are non-resident and pay tax in... 

Restraints of trade - What you need to know

Restraints of trade - What you need to know

7th May 2018 A restraint of trade is a provision in a contract of employment that (typically) provides that after termination of employment, the employee is... 

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