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State Attorney ordered to take action to recover legal fees owed by Zuma 

By: African News Agency      13th December 2018 The North Gauteng High Court has ordered the State Attorney to take all necessary steps, including the institution of civil proceedings to recover... 

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Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi throws weight behind platinum

Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi throws weight behind platinum 

By: Martin Creamer     13th December 2018 The Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi has thrown its weight behind technologies that harness the high-performance characteristics of platinum group... 

Zanu-PF 'unanimously endorses' Mnangagwa for 2023 elections – reports

Zanu-PF 'unanimously endorses' Mnangagwa for 2023 elections – reports

By: News24Wire      13th December 2018 Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly already endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.... 

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Has Cyril Ramaphosa’s position weakened and, if so, what are the consequences?

Has Cyril Ramaphosa’s position weakened and, if so, what are the consequences?

10th December 2018 Until now many observers, including myself, have been at pains to credit President Cyril Ramaphosa and his allies with addressing the need to clean... 

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... 

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Measuring the iceberg: the opportunities and limits of better tracking of resources beyond international humanitarian assistance

Measuring the iceberg: the opportunities and limits of better tracking of resources beyond international humanitarian assistance

5th December 2018 This paper explores the hypothesis that the resources for crisis response that the humanitarian system knows about and tracks constitute the ‘tip... 

How to grow manufacturing and create jobs in a digital economy: 10 policy priorities for Kenya

How to grow manufacturing and create jobs in a digital economy: 10 policy priorities for Kenya

5th December 2018 The global manufacturing landscape is changing rapidly with the increasing use of digital technologies such as robotics and artificial... 

 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... 

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Statements

DoW: No Inclusivity Without Gender Equality

DoW: No Inclusivity Without Gender Equality

13th December 2018 The Department in the Presidency responsible for Women convened the first BRICS Senior Officials and Experts Meeting in Pretoria from 11-12... 

Eskom: The probability of loadshedding remains low from today until 13 January 2019

Eskom: The probability of loadshedding remains low from today until 13 January 2019

13th December 2018 Eskom has not implemented loadshedding in four consecutive days.  The probability of loadshedding remains low from today until Sunday 13 January... 

SACP Free State: SACP Free State Statement on the ANC Provincial List Conference to select public representatives

SACP Free State: SACP Free State Statement on the ANC Provincial List Conference to select public representatives

13th December 2018 The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Free State notes the ANC Free State provincial list conference held in Bloemfontein on 10 December... 

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... 

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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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