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New ‘disruptive’ mine borer heads for Indaba unveiling

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2018 A new Proudly South African mine tunnel borer that requires no blasting, delivers higher production advances, comes with a collaboration imprimatur... 

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Zimbabwe president says his nation is "open for business" ahead of Davos

By: Reuters     18th January 2018 Zimbabwe is "open for business" and foreign investment in the southern African country is safe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday at a... 

 More than R2m paid to Esidimeni officials who have resigned – DA

More than R2m paid to Esidimeni officials who have resigned – DA

By: African News Agency      18th January 2018 More than R2-million has been paid to the two top Gauteng Health Department officials who have now resigned after being suspended with pay in... 

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A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

A strong opposition is the only solution to dislodging Ethiopia's ruling coalition

11th January 2018 The political protests that destabilised Ethiopia’s two largest regional states in 2016 have become a major test for Ethiopia’s ruling People’s... 

Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

Is South Africa's ANC bent on radical policies? Here's why the answer is no

10th January 2018 When media cover a political party conference decision, it is best to report on the entire resolution, not just the exciting bits. This may reduce... 

 Role of the Youth in APRM’s quest for good governance, development and democracy

Role of the Youth in APRM’s quest for good governance, development and democracy

10th January 2018 The revitalisation of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is evidence of African governments’ renewed commitment to strengthening good... 

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

9th January 2018 Talk of a potential wealth tax in South Africa has re-ignited the debate on the taxation of high net-worth individuals (HNWI). For many taxpayers... 

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Upending humanitarianism: questions emerging 'from the ground up'

Upending humanitarianism: questions emerging 'from the ground up'

20th December 2017 Since the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, the idea of responses that are ‘as local as possible, as international as necessary’ has emerged... 

Financing the transition from brown to green: how to track country performance towards low carbon, climate-resilient economies

Financing the transition from brown to green: how to track country performance towards low carbon, climate-resilient economies

19th December 2017 This paper explores ways of financing the transition from brown, carbon-intensive models of economic development to low-carbon, green economies.... 

Gatekeepers, elders and accountability in Somalia

Gatekeepers, elders and accountability in Somalia

18th December 2017 In Somalia, the relationship between formal and informal spheres of governance are being renegotiated. In many areas, the formal state has been... 

What If? – Mining Investment in South Africa in an Improved Policy and Regulatory Environment

What If? – Mining Investment in South Africa in an Improved Policy and Regulatory Environment

15th December 2017 The South African mining industry’s real GDP in 2016 was 2.6% smaller than its GDP recorded in 1994. The financial services industry, on the other... 

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DA: Natasha Mazzone says Koko golden handshake would prove Eskom rewards bad behaviour

DA: Natasha Mazzone says Koko golden handshake would prove Eskom rewards bad behaviour

18th January 2018 The reports today that Eskom is currently in secret talks with its former Acting CEO, Matshela Koko, to negotiate a suitable financial package upon... 

DA: Manny de Freitas says DA submits turn-around proposals for PRASA to DP Ramaphosa

DA: Manny de Freitas says DA submits turn-around proposals for PRASA to DP Ramaphosa

18th January 2018 The DA will today write to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as leader of government business, to urgently intervene in the mess... 

SA: City of Cape Town seeks to Tax citizens to plug budget hole

SA: City of Cape Town seeks to Tax citizens to plug budget hole

18th January 2018 The City of Cape Town point blank refuses to let go of their plan to plug the R1.7bn hole in their budget via a Tax on households. This shortfall... 

DA: John Moodey says MEC Lesufi must intervene immediately in Hoërskool Overvaal crisis

DA: John Moodey says MEC Lesufi must intervene immediately in Hoërskool Overvaal crisis

18th January 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) condemns the  violent protests that have now entered their second day outside Hoërskool Overvaal and calls on... 

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Press Offices

Indirect tax specialist appointed at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg

Indirect tax specialist appointed at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg

5th December 2017 Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has further expanded its tax practice in Africa with the appointment of indirect tax specialist Seelan... 

Progressive parliament approves paternity leave

Progressive parliament approves paternity leave

5th December 2017 On 28 November 2017, Parliament passed the Labour Laws Amendment Bill (the Bill). The Bill provides for unpaid paternity leave, adoption leave and... 

South Africa releases Competition Amendment Bill

South Africa releases Competition Amendment Bill

5th December 2017 On 1 December 2017, the South African Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, published Government Notice no. 41294, which announced the... 

Fiscal Pressure – Tax hikes are not the solution

Fiscal Pressure – Tax hikes are not the solution

4th December 2017 South Africa suffers from a trifecta of social challenges, namely: inequality, poverty and high levels of unemployment. This, when coupled with the... 

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