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Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party vows to revive economy if it wins July election

By: Reuters     8th June 2018 Zimbabwe's main opposition party promised on Thursday to revive the economy if it wins an election in July by cutting taxes, abolishing a... 

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party vows to revive economy if it wins July election
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 Zambia cabinet ministers, presidential aides reported for fraud

Zambia cabinet ministers, presidential aides reported for fraud

By: African News Agency      8th June 2018 There is panic among Zambian parliamentary members after the country’s Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) reported three cabinet ministers and two... 

ANC says Emfuleni mayor back on the job, after meeting

ANC says Emfuleni mayor back on the job, after meeting

By: News24Wire      8th June 2018 Jacob Khawe is back in his position as mayor of Emfuleni. The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng believes Khawe is committed to serving the... 

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 How to ensure communities living near mining activities get a better deal

How to ensure communities living near mining activities get a better deal

9th May 2018 The South African government and the Chamber of Mines are in the process of formulating a new Mining Charter. The charter serves as a blueprint for... 

Yes, South Africa spends as much on VIP protection & security as on land reform

Yes, South Africa spends as much on VIP protection & security as on land reform

9th May 2018 Compensation for land has “never in fact been prioritised in national budgets previously”, Gwen Ngwenya, the head of policy for the Democratic... 

Experiencing Cote d’Ivoire

Experiencing Cote d’Ivoire

8th May 2018 This opinion piece is written by Nompendulo Mkatshwa In January 2017 I set off from Johannesburg, South Africa to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Even... 

How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas

How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas

8th May 2018 Land debates are reverberating across South Africa after the country’s parliament resolved to accelerate land redistribution through expropriation... 

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 Agroecology: Scaling-up, scaling-out

Agroecology: Scaling-up, scaling-out

4th April 2018 ActionAid joins growing global calls to ‘scale-up’ and ‘scale-out’ agroecology. As governments and donors meet at the UN Food and Agriculture... 

 Cultivating rural women’s economic empowerment (Asia)

Cultivating rural women’s economic empowerment (Asia)

4th April 2018 Rural women remain at the margins of development, particularly regarding access to productive resources, decent work and their disproportionate... 

Our shared prosperous future: an agenda for values-led trade, inclusive growth and sustainable jobs for the Commonwealth

Our shared prosperous future: an agenda for values-led trade, inclusive growth and sustainable jobs for the Commonwealth

4th April 2018 The Commonwealth, comprising 53 member states and spanning nearly every continent, has an enduring shared history, culture and language. The... 

Moving towards a growing global discourse on transboundary adaptation

Moving towards a growing global discourse on transboundary adaptation

29th March 2018 The scientific consensus is clear that climate change will alter the frequency, intensity, duration, timing and location of extreme weather and... 

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Eskom: Power Alert 1 - There is a low probability of rotational loadshedding during the day

Eskom: Power Alert 1 - There is a low probability of rotational loadshedding during the day

18th June 2018 There is a low probability of rotational loadshedding during the day as a result of power station units being returned to the system but the... 

LIMUSA: LIMUSA welcomes the arbitration award on the case between our KZN Provincial Secretary and his employer

LIMUSA: LIMUSA welcomes the arbitration award on the case between our KZN Provincial Secretary and his employer

18th June 2018 The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (LIMUSA) welcomes the arbitration award issued by the Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) of the Motor... 

DA: Jack Bloom says Gauteng Health Department slow to act on wasteful R500m contract

DA: Jack Bloom says Gauteng Health Department slow to act on wasteful R500m contract

18th June 2018 The Gauteng Health Department has not yet concluded an investigation into a R500 million data storage contract with Telkom that it admits was... 

DA: Paul Willemburg says MEC Mazibuko fails to monitor how library grants are spent

DA: Paul Willemburg says MEC Mazibuko fails to monitor how library grants are spent

18th June 2018 Despite the fact that libraries across the province are facing enormous challenges, the department is underspending on its library grants.... 

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Six Baker McKenzie South Africa lawyers and nine practice areas recognised by Legal 500 EMEA Guide

Six Baker McKenzie South Africa lawyers and nine practice areas recognised by Legal 500 EMEA Guide

13th April 2018 Three partners at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg have been named as Leading Lawyers and a further three have been ranked Next Generation lawyers,... 

Proposed amendments to controlled foreign companies

Proposed amendments to controlled foreign companies

13th April 2018 South Africa's tax legislation contains controlled foreign company (CFC) rules which aim to prevent South African taxpayers from locating companies... 

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What is the "MLI" and why is it important in the context of the South African tax system?

13th April 2018 The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project of the OECD was launched with the publication of the OECD BEPS Action Plan in 2013. The BEPS... 

Streamlining trade and infrastructure development in Africa

Streamlining trade and infrastructure development in Africa

12th April 2018 Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of  the continent and so the recent signing of the African Continental... 

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