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EFF demands 'update' on Life Esidimeni claims, but dept says they've been paid out

By: News24Wire      12th December 2018 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has issued a statement demanding an "update" on the implementation of Life Esidimeni arbitration awards and... 

EFF demands 'update' on Life Esidimeni claims, but dept says they've been paid out
Enable meaningful participation, pleads Women in Mining chair

Enable meaningful participation, pleads Women in Mining chair 

By: Martin Creamer     12th December 2018 The Mining Charter has significant room for improvement to enable meaningful participation of women in mining, says Women in Mining South Africa... 

Time 'Person of Year' goes to journalists 'who've made the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of truth'

Time 'Person of Year' goes to journalists 'who've made the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of truth'

By: Reuters     12th December 2018 Time Magazine on Tuesday presented its "Person of the Year" honor to a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of... 

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Global perspectives: G20 leaders summit

Global perspectives: G20 leaders summit

7th December 2018 Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five... 

Reality check

Reality check

7th December 2018 It is certainty not news to anyone that Eskom “as it is conceived and is operating today is not sustainable”. Nevertheless, that fact that... 

South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

6th December 2018 To extract minerals from host rocks, mines grind down rock into fine sand. Once the mineral is extracted, most of this fine sand remains as a... 

 Will next week’s migration compact be global?

Will next week’s migration compact be global?

6th December 2018 The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is a comprehensive document that covers different aspects of migration and... 

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Recommendations

 Empowering Public-Private Collaboration in Infrastructure: National Infrastructure Acceleration (NIA) approach

Empowering Public-Private Collaboration in Infrastructure: National Infrastructure Acceleration (NIA) approach

3rd December 2018 The Forum’s National Infrastructure Acceleration (NIA) project, using a model developed and tested across its various national workstreams,... 

 Protecting the labour rights of young workers: Support an international standard on workplace violence and harassment

Protecting the labour rights of young workers: Support an international standard on workplace violence and harassment

3rd December 2018 Strengthening legal protections against gender based violence at work is particularly important for young workers, 77% of whom are in informal... 

Humanitarian action and foreign policy: balancing interests and values

Humanitarian action and foreign policy: balancing interests and values

28th November 2018 Humanitarian action by its nature often operates in politically charged situations, and there are often tensions between delivering assistance... 

As local as possible, as international as necessary: understanding capacity and complementarity in humanitarian action

As local as possible, as international as necessary: understanding capacity and complementarity in humanitarian action

28th November 2018 The Secretary-General’s call at the World Humanitarian Summit, that humanitarian action should be ‘as local as possible, as international as... 

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Statements

dti: South Africa Deposits The Instrument Of Ratification Of The Agreement Establishing The TFTA

dti: South Africa Deposits The Instrument Of Ratification Of The Agreement Establishing The TFTA

13th December 2018 South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) on the margins of the... 

LSSA: Law Society welcomes Constitutional Court judgment on the SADC Tribunal

LSSA: Law Society welcomes Constitutional Court judgment on the SADC Tribunal

13th December 2018 The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomes yesterday’s Constitutional Court judgment which confirmed that former President Jacob Zuma’s... 

SAHRC: The South African Human Rights Commission confirms that it has received complaints against Mr Andile Mngxitama

SAHRC: The South African Human Rights Commission confirms that it has received complaints against Mr Andile Mngxitama

12th December 2018 The South African Human Rights Commission has received a number of complaints relating to the utterances that were allegedly made by Mr Andile... 

SARF: Missed opportunity to build public understanding about road funding in SA

SARF: Missed opportunity to build public understanding about road funding in SA

12th December 2018 The controversy around e-tolls in Gauteng has diverted public attention away from the real issues of road funding and created a culture of... 

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Press Offices

New VAT regulations for electronic services to take effect in April 2019

New VAT regulations for electronic services to take effect in April 2019

30th November 2018 The National Treasury recently published an amended Regulation for electronic services, in line with the proposal by the Minister of Finance in... 

Buying A Business On Leased Premises: Paying For A Headache, Thinking That You Are Buying A Business

Buying A Business On Leased Premises: Paying For A Headache, Thinking That You Are Buying A Business

30th November 2018 Some businesses operate from more flexible spaces such as the car boot or home corner, for example a consultant, freelancer or agent of some sort.... 

Are companies liable by law to pay their employees bonuses?

Are companies liable by law to pay their employees bonuses?

30th November 2018 The short answer: if payment of a bonus is a guaranteed right, either in terms of an employee’s contract of employment, an employer’s remuneration... 

What Is An Employment Benefit?

What Is An Employment Benefit?

30th November 2018 What does and does not constitute a benefit has not been defined in any act and this leaves the answer open to the interpretation of arbitrators.... 

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