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'We know you want closure', says Ramaphosa

By: News24Wire      12th February 2018 After African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa postponed an ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting last week that would... 

'We know you want closure', says Ramaphosa
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mashatile: We are sorting this out – Zuma must go

Mashatile: We are sorting this out – Zuma must go

By: News24Wire      12th February 2018 African National Congress (ANC) treasurer general Paul Mashatile has told churchgoers at a Gugulethu church that the ANC was sorting out President... 

 Families will have to wait a month to know outcome of Life Esidimeni arbitration

Families will have to wait a month to know outcome of Life Esidimeni arbitration

By: African News Agency      9th February 2018 Families of mentally ill patients who died during the bungled relocation from Life Esidimeni to non-governmental organisations, will have to wait a... 

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 Accurate statistics are needed for the SA farm murder debate

Accurate statistics are needed for the SA farm murder debate  

11th December 2017 Recently thousands of farmers, supporters and sympathisers took to South Africa’s streets in an emotional but peaceful protest against the violent... 

Handwashing 101: Dettol’s disease-busting claims under the microscope

Handwashing 101: Dettol’s disease-busting claims under the microscope

11th December 2017 When we talk about the spread of disease, coughs and sneezes immediately come to mind. Yet one of the major ways diseases spread happens when we... 

Will continuing crises of 2017 persist?

Will continuing crises of 2017 persist?

11th December 2017 Although the year has not yet ended we can say it has been marked by a series of crises. What is troubling is that there is no sense that these... 

Electricity and Mining

Electricity and Mining

8th December 2017 Ernest Hemingway might have been writing about Eskom’s decline when he explained how bankruptcy happens. ‘Two ways … Gradually and then suddenly’,... 

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Report of Commission of Inquiry into the Feasibility of making High Education and Training Fee-free in South Africa

Report of Commission of Inquiry into the Feasibility of making High Education and Training Fee-free in South Africa

13th November 2017 On 14 January 2016, President Jacob Zuma established a Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training in order to add into the body of... 

Running out the Clock – How Guatemala’s Courts Could Doom the Fight against Impunity

Running out the Clock – How Guatemala’s Courts Could Doom the Fight against Impunity

13th November 2017 Guatemala has made dramatic progress over the past decade in promoting accountability for abuses of power, including cases of human rights... 

Untapped potential for climate action: Renewable energy in Nationally Determined Contributions

Untapped potential for climate action: Renewable energy in Nationally Determined Contributions

13th November 2017 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a cornerstone of the Paris Agreement on climate change. They set out the actions that countries plan... 

Crisis modifiers: a solution for a more flexible development-humanitarian system?

Crisis modifiers: a solution for a more flexible development-humanitarian system?

13th November 2017 By design, the humanitarian–development aid architecture is strictly segregated, divided by mandates and rules that were originally designed to... 

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Statements

TAC: TAC welcomes resignation of former President Zuma – urges new Acting President Ramaphosa to initiate bold reforms

TAC: TAC welcomes resignation of former President Zuma – urges new Acting President Ramaphosa to initiate bold reforms

15th February 2018 The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the resignation of Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa. Under Zuma’s disastrous Presidency key... 

SA: Ongoing SAPS and DPCI operations

SA: Ongoing SAPS and DPCI operations

15th February 2018 The DPCI (Hawks) working with the NPA in the so-called ‘State of Capture’ investigations commenced to serve warrants of arrests on thirteen (13)... 

PAC: PAC welcome Jacob Zuma's resignation

PAC: PAC welcome Jacob Zuma's resignation

15th February 2018 PAC welcome Zuma's resignation as both the Head-of-State and Head-of-Government as his position has been untenable. The party which deployed him no... 

SA: Speaker receives letter of resignation from president Zuma

SA: Speaker receives letter of resignation from president Zuma

15th February 2018 The Speaker of the National Assembly has today, 15 February, received a letter from President Jacob Zuma informing her of his resignation as the... 

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Press Offices

Baker McKenzie Named World's Strongest Law Firm Brand for Eighth Consecutive Year

Baker McKenzie Named World's Strongest Law Firm Brand for Eighth Consecutive Year

10th October 2017 Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has retained its position as the world's strongest law firm brand in the 2017 Acritas Global Elite Law Firm... 

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,... 

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