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Looters 'have returned millions of externalised funds'– Mnangagwa

By: News24Wire      17th January 2018 Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said that his call last year for the return of externalised funds is "being heeded and... 

Looters 'have returned millions of externalised funds'– Mnangagwa
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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Sassa to start paying grants through Postbank in February

Sassa to start paying grants through Postbank in February

By: News24Wire      17th January 2018 The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will for the first time make electronic payments to approximately two million social grant... 

Cosatu hopes freezing of assets, commission is 'beginning of end' of Gupta patronage network

Cosatu hopes freezing of assets, commission is 'beginning of end' of Gupta patronage network

By: News24Wire      17th January 2018 The Congress of South African Trade Unions "(Cosatu) said on Tuesday that it hoped freezing the assets of Gupta-linked companies McKinsey and... 

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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... 

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness 

9th January 2018 Why is it that when the West was turning away from direct colonialism in the mid-20th century, South Africa shifted to apartheid, an intensified... 

 Known unknowns: the threat of cybercrime in Africa

Known unknowns: the threat of cybercrime in Africa

9th January 2018 The rapid development of technology improves lives and enables more efficient operations in the private and public sectors. The challenges that... 

Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe's economy

Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe's economy

8th January 2018 In his inaugural address the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed that land reform was both historically necessary and... 

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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... 

Report of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change

Report of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change

14th December 2017 South Africa’s statute books tell the story of the country’s history of conquest, domination and racial segregation. The Masters and Servants Act... 

Commodities and Development Report 2017

Commodities and Development Report 2017

13th December 2017 The trend of increasing commodity prices that lasted for about 10 years between 2003 and 2012 has given way to lower global prices. It is now... 

Eskom study on the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) (2017)

Eskom study on the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) (2017)

12th December 2017 The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010-30 was promulgated in March 2011. It was indicated at the time that the IRP should be a "living plan" which... 

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Statements

EFF: EFF notes the appointment of Wiseman Nkuhlu as KPMG Board Chair

EFF: EFF notes the appointment of Wiseman Nkuhlu as KPMG Board Chair

17th January 2018 The EFF notes the appointment of Wiseman Nkuhlu as chair of the KPMG board. We note that at the center of corruption in South Africa, not just in... 

SA: Singh and Koko to appear before inquiry

SA: Singh and Koko to appear before inquiry

17th January 2018 The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises will next week (23 and 24 January) continue its inquiry on Eskom into the mismanagement of state... 

DWS: South Africa’s dams continue to slide

DWS: South Africa’s dams continue to slide

17th January 2018 South Africa’s dam levels continued to decrease last week, although on a fraction percentage of 0, 4 a report released by the Department of Water... 

SACCI: Trade Conditions Survey - December 2017

SACCI: Trade Conditions Survey - December 2017

17th January 2018 Following on an improving business mood, SACCI’s latest Trade Conditions Survey for December 2017 saw the Trade Expectations Index (TEI) for the... 

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Press Offices

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... 

Employers Beware – Videotape Evidence Not Always Legal

Employers Beware – Videotape Evidence Not Always Legal

4th December 2017 At the CCMA it is the employer who has the full onus of proving that a dismissal was fair. For this reason, when employers are able to catch... 

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