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Kenya's parliament takes 3-week break at opposition's request

By: Reuters     8th November 2017 Deadlock over the allocation of leadership posts has forced Kenya's parliament into an unscheduled three-week recess, lawmakers said on Wednesday,... 

Kenya's parliament takes 3-week break at opposition's request
Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office – Treasury letter

Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office – Treasury letter

By: News24Wire      8th November 2017 A letter by National Treasury to acting South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bengu says the agency should not have disqualified... 

Parliament to take disciplinary action against Mgidlana

Parliament to take disciplinary action against Mgidlana

By: News24Wire      8th November 2017 Parliament's presiding officers have resolved to institute disciplinary proceedings against suspended Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana for... 

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Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

9th October 2017 October 9 marks 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of... 

Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home

Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home 

6th October 2017 In 2007, barely a year after the man who went on to become South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, was acquitted on a charge of raping a young woman... 

 Is SADC at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho?

Is SADC at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho?

6th October 2017 Will the Southern African Development Community (SADC) get it right in Lesotho this time? After over three years of quite intense diplomacy, the... 

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

6th October 2017 Social media is full of interesting or quirky “facts” about Africa. Twitter account Africa Facts added one to the mix when it tweeted a claim about... 

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Torture and National Security in al-Sisi's Egypt

Torture and National Security in al-Sisi's Egypt

13th September 2017 Since July 2013, when Egypt’s military overthrew the country’s first freely elected president, torture has returned as the calling card of the... 

The Costs of International Advocacy

The Costs of International Advocacy

13th September 2017 In January 2017, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China gave a keynote speech at the Palais des Nations of the United Nations in... 

Transparency is more than dollars and cents

Transparency is more than dollars and cents

13th September 2017 Transparency in international aid is not just about fulfilling a requirement based on people’s right to access information, but also about making... 

Eskom Inquiry Reference Book

Eskom Inquiry Reference Book

12th September 2017 In September 2017, Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee will begin its inquiry into alleged manifestations of state capture in three of South... 

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SA: Dismissal of 12 corrupt police officers in KZN

SA: Dismissal of 12 corrupt police officers in KZN

14th November 2017 The Portfolio Committee on Police welcomes the dismissal of 12 corrupt police officers who were stationed at the Kosi Bay and Golela Border Posts.... 

SA: The Presidency on President’s Coordinating Council meeting

SA: The Presidency on President’s Coordinating Council meeting

14th November 2017 President Jacob Zuma today convened the meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) at Tuynhuys in Cape Town and several important issues... 

SA: Individuals implicated will be afforded an opportunity to appear before inquiry

SA: Individuals implicated will be afforded an opportunity to appear before inquiry

14th November 2017 The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises continued its inquiry on Eskom into the mismanagement of state funds in state-owned enterprises. The... 

SA: National Assembly passes Division of Revenue Amendment Bill and three other Bills

SA: National Assembly passes Division of Revenue Amendment Bill and three other Bills

14th November 2017 The National Assembly at its plenary sitting today passed the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill, the Protection, Promotion, Development and... 

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Deductions for damage or loss caused by employee

Deductions for damage or loss caused by employee

17th August 2017 Question: May an employer make deductions for damage or loss caused by employee? Answer:Yes, but for such a deduction to be lawful the employer has... 

Employees' fate for failure to pass regulatory examinations determined by the Labour Court

Employees' fate for failure to pass regulatory examinations determined by the Labour Court

16th August 2017 The implementation of the Financial Advisory Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002 (“the FAIS Act) during 2004, albeit a welcomed addition to the... 

Implications of the distinction between primary and secondary processing Environmental authorisations for processing activities in mining

Implications of the distinction between primary and secondary processing Environmental authorisations for processing activities in mining

15th August 2017 Historically, mining activities have been excluded from the scope of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA). Environmental... 

Expansion of banks’ power to hold funds on suspicion of a tax offence

Expansion of banks’ power to hold funds on suspicion of a tax offence

15th August 2017 The 2017 draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill were released for comment on 19 July 2017. Section... 

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