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South Africa trade surplus soars to R13bn in November

By: Reuters     28th December 2017 South Africa's trade surplus soared to R13.02-billion ($1.06-billion) in November, its highest in a one-and-a-half years as exports of mineral and... 

South Africa trade surplus soars to R13bn in November
Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018

Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018

By: Reuters     28th December 2017 The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and Russia's efforts to curb oil output, combined with forecasts for strong global... 

Moody's downgrades Steinhoff deeper into junk on default fears

Moody's downgrades Steinhoff deeper into junk on default fears

By: Reuters     28th December 2017 Ratings agency Moody's on Thursday downgraded Steinhoff's debt deeper into 'junk' territory and warned further downgrades could follow due to... 

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Two books that tell the unsettling tale of South Africa's descent

Two books that tell the unsettling tale of South Africa's descent

8th November 2017 South Africa has produced two must-read thrillers in the past week. They are non-fiction, yet are as gripping and readable as any page-turner.... 

Cape Town water crisis: 7 myths that must be bust

Cape Town water crisis: 7 myths that must be bust

8th November 2017 One of South Africa’s biggest cities, Cape Town, is gripped by a rising panic. People are haunted by the idea that they may soon have to queue for... 

 What do we know about murder in South Africa?

What do we know about murder in South Africa?

8th November 2017 The most recent crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) revealed that 19 016 murders were recorded in the 2016/17... 

 Kenya: counting the cost of political brinkmanship

Kenya: counting the cost of political brinkmanship

8th November 2017 As the dust settles on Kenya’s divisive repeat elections, there is an understandable urge to move forward, to return to a sense of normalcy. Kenya... 

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 Incredible India 2.0 - India’s $20 Billion Tourism Opportunity

Incredible India 2.0 - India’s $20 Billion Tourism Opportunity

9th October 2017 Following the launch of the 2017 edition of the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, where India was ranked one of the most improved nations;... 

 Agroecology, Empowerment and Resilience: Lessons from ActionAid's Agroecology and Resilience project

Agroecology, Empowerment and Resilience: Lessons from ActionAid's Agroecology and Resilience project

9th October 2017 West Africa is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Following a severe drought in the region in 2012, ActionAid initiated the Agroecology... 

Sexual Violence by Armed Groups in the Central African Republic

Sexual Violence by Armed Groups in the Central African Republic

6th October 2017 Since late 2012, the Central African Republic has been wracked by bloody armed conflict in which civilians have paid the price. Armed groups have... 

From early warning to early action in Somalia

From early warning to early action in Somalia

5th October 2017 More than three years after it was initiated in the aftermath of the 2011 famine, the early-warning, early-action trigger mechanism for Somalia... 

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DA: Khume Ramulifho says many Gauteng learners will not start school on Wednesday due to registration backlog

DA: Khume Ramulifho says many Gauteng learners will not start school on Wednesday due to registration backlog

14th January 2018 The DA has observed that not all learners in Gauteng will be placed before the schools open and the academic year begins on Wednesday, 17 January... 

DA: Refiloe Nt'sekhe says Malema should pay back the money for EFF vandalism

DA: Refiloe Nt'sekhe says Malema should pay back the money for EFF vandalism

14th January 2018 The DA strongly condemns the violence and vandalism of retail stores in Johannesburg by EFF supporters over a racist advert. While we fully agree... 

DA: Mmusi Maimane says DA Federal Executive resolves to formally charge de Lille in the interest of good governance

DA: Mmusi Maimane says DA Federal Executive resolves to formally charge de Lille in the interest of good governance

14th January 2018 Today the Federal Executive of the Democratic Alliance met to deliberate on matters relating to the Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille. In its... 

DA: Jack Bloom says Gauteng Health budget crisis hits nurse training

DA: Jack Bloom says Gauteng Health budget crisis hits nurse training

12th January 2018 I am hugely concerned that 700 nursing candidates will not be able to study for the four-year nursing diploma at three Gauteng nursing colleges... 

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Warburton Attorneys monthly sustainability legislation, regulation and parliamentary update – August 2017

Warburton Attorneys monthly sustainability legislation, regulation and parliamentary update – August 2017

7th September 2017 SECTION A:  ENVIRONMENTAL (NATIONAL) Statistics South Africa 

Financial Sector Regulation Takes Another Step Towards Implementing Twin Peaks Regulatory Model

Financial Sector Regulation Takes Another Step Towards Implementing Twin Peaks Regulatory Model

6th September 2017 The Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 was signed by the President and published in the Government Gazette on 22 August 2017. The Act will come... 

Commercial opportunities under the One Environmental System

Commercial opportunities under the One Environmental System

5th September 2017 Historically, mining activities were primarily regulated in terms of an environmental management programme (EMPR) approved by the Minister of... 

Multinationals in high-tax jurisdictions to benefit from relaxed IP regulations

Multinationals in high-tax jurisdictions to benefit from relaxed IP regulations

5th September 2017 The 2017 Budget announced that the regulatory framework regarding cross-border intellectual property transactions is to be relaxed, for both tax... 

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