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Good news for Western Cape: Clanwilliam Dam construction finally set to begin

By: News24Wire      5th October 2018 Construction on the Clanwilliam Dam wall is set to start on Monday after years of delays and allegations of corruption. Water and Sanitation... 

Good news for Western Cape: Clanwilliam Dam construction finally set to begin
Zimbabwe vaccinates 1.4m to combat worst cholera outbreak in a decade

Zimbabwe vaccinates 1.4m to combat worst cholera outbreak in a decade

By: Reuters     5th October 2018 Zimbabwe has started vaccinating people living in urban areas to contain the worst cholera outbreak to hit the country in a decade which has left... 

We are rooting out State capture, corruption to save and create jobs - Ramaphosa

We are rooting out State capture, corruption to save and create jobs - Ramaphosa 

By: African News Agency      4th October 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said his government was determined to eliminate the capture of the State and its organs through corruption... 

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Power Shifts

Power Shifts

31st August 2018 Electricity nerds such as myself are bracing themselves for a breathless few months, with significant developments on the horizon. Much of the... 

Buthelezi's retirement won't end ethnic 'traditionalism' in South Africa

Buthelezi's retirement won't end ethnic 'traditionalism' in South Africa

30th August 2018 Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi announced his retirement as president of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in late October 2017. The 90-year-old South... 

 May in Africa: better late than never?

May in Africa: better late than never?

30th August 2018 The contrast couldn’t have been greater. A few days earlier US President Donald Trump enraged Pretoria by tweeting that he had asked his... 

Violence against South Africa’s women, children: verifying claims at a men’s summit

Violence against South Africa’s women, children: verifying claims at a men’s summit

30th August 2018 Men from organisations across South Africa came together for a summit in August 2018 to develop a “men’s charter” and a “men’s sector strategic... 

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Knowledge or its Adoption?

Knowledge or its Adoption?

8th August 2018 When I criticize the fad of RCTs in development (which I do occasionally), I often get the sarcastic response, “What should we do, go back to doing... 

What Are We Getting from Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Coffee?

What Are We Getting from Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Coffee?

8th August 2018 Demand for and supply of “sustainable” coffee (and other commodities) have grown markedly for two decades, as has the literature analyzing the... 

 Civil society calls on G20 leaders to urgently take joint action in tackling global challenges

Civil society calls on G20 leaders to urgently take joint action in tackling global challenges

7th August 2018 Drawing on the work undertaken in previous years within the framework of the G20 and the C20, the results of an international survey launched... 

“Bangladesh Is Not My Country”

“Bangladesh Is Not My Country”

6th August 2018 In late August and September 2017, Bangladesh welcomed the sudden influx of several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing in... 

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Statements

SACBC: Grassroot voices of unemployed youth and women missing from the Job Summit

SACBC: Grassroot voices of unemployed youth and women missing from the Job Summit

8th October 2018 The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission applauds the courage of Mr Nene in presenting himself to the... 

dti: Japan Remains A Strategic Investor In SA - Deputy Minister

dti: Japan Remains A Strategic Investor In SA - Deputy Minister

8th October 2018 The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe says Japan remains a strategic and important long-term investor in different... 

SA: NSFAS's Qualified Audit Opinion Of Great Concern

SA: NSFAS's Qualified Audit Opinion Of Great Concern

8th October 2018 The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training said it is greatly concerning that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has... 

DIRCO: South Africa sends condolences to the DRC following a road disaster

DIRCO: South Africa sends condolences to the DRC following a road disaster

8th October 2018 The South African Government, on  behalf of the people  of South Africa, has conveyed a  message of condolences to the government and people of the... 

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Press Offices

Giant Leap for Deeds Office with First Electronically Signed Registration

Giant Leap for Deeds Office with First Electronically Signed Registration

30th July 2018 In a historic development that could spell faster and more efficient conveyancing processes, the South African Deeds Office has registered its... 

Patent inventorship: not always so patently clear

Patent inventorship: not always so patently clear

30th July 2018 The South African Patents Act No. 57 of 1978 (“the Act”) does not define “inventor” per se, although it is generally understood to refer to a... 

Spring Clean Your IP Portfolio

Spring Clean Your IP Portfolio

27th July 2018 In many companies it is common for business plans to evolve over time, however, what is often forgotten is their overriding intellectual property... 

Chinese lending for African infrastructure trebles, led by policy banks

Chinese lending for African infrastructure trebles, led by policy banks

27th July 2018 - Rising investment in Middle East & Africa by Chinese policy lenders - Sub-Saharan Africa has seen the vast majority of this lending since 2014 

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