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Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300

By: Reuters     16th October 2017 More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and... 

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300
Gordhan's 'crew of smurfs' on tour to degrade ANC leaders – Edward Zuma

Gordhan's 'crew of smurfs' on tour to degrade ANC leaders – Edward Zuma

By: News24Wire      16th October 2017 Former finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his “crew of smurfs” have been on a tour of insulting and degrading African National Congress (ANC)... 

SACP alleges political interference in arrest of member

SACP alleges political interference in arrest of member

By: News24Wire      16th October 2017 The South African Communist Party (SACP) in KwaZulu-Natal believes there was political interference in the arrest of its district secretary in... 

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Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

9th October 2017 October 9 marks 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of... 

Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home

Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home 

6th October 2017 In 2007, barely a year after the man who went on to become South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, was acquitted on a charge of raping a young woman... 

 Is SADC at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho?

Is SADC at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho?

6th October 2017 Will the Southern African Development Community (SADC) get it right in Lesotho this time? After over three years of quite intense diplomacy, the... 

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

6th October 2017 Social media is full of interesting or quirky “facts” about Africa. Twitter account Africa Facts added one to the mix when it tweeted a claim about... 

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 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... 

Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030

Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030

5th October 2017 Battery electricity storage is a key technology in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy system. Battery systems can support a wide range... 

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AMCU: AMCU calls for commission into mine safety

AMCU: AMCU calls for commission into mine safety

16th October 2017 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is shocked at yet another mining accident after the spate of incidents during the past... 

GCIS: Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation celebrates international icon

GCIS: Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation celebrates international icon

16th October 2017 The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation will host the centenary commemoration of the late anti-apartheid stalwart Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo,... 

DAFF: The scourge of poverty, inequality and unemployment is an unending battle we must all fight together

DAFF: The scourge of poverty, inequality and unemployment is an unending battle we must all fight together

16th October 2017 Minister Zokwana today in partnership with the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality... 

SA: SA Parliament's draft resolutions adopted by world body of Parliaments

SA: SA Parliament's draft resolutions adopted by world body of Parliaments

16th October 2017 The Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly has accepted South African Parliament’s... 

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Press Offices

New requirements for waiving debt owed by dormant group companies

New requirements for waiving debt owed by dormant group companies

4th October 2017 Currently, debt waiver provisions in the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (ITA) are dealt with in section 19 and paragraph 12A of the Eighth Schedule. A... 

Is it possible for me to get out of my commercial lease?

Is it possible for me to get out of my commercial lease?

3rd October 2017 Emma Jane Jones, a psychologist, and her friend Amy Bloggs, a paediatrician have rented premises from a company ABC Holdings (Pty) Ltd (“the... 

Baker McKenzie announces new managing partner and key leadership appointments in South Africa

Baker McKenzie announces new managing partner and key leadership appointments in South Africa

3rd October 2017 Global law firm Baker McKenzie has announced Morne van der Merwe’s appointment as managing partner of its Johannesburg office. In addition, Darryl... 

Turning information into insight in procurement

Turning information into insight in procurement

2nd October 2017 Decisions and consequences go hand-in-hand. This is why having adequate, relevant information at your fingertips is a critical aspect of any... 

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