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S Africa’s PUI increases in Q3 2017

By: Sane Dhlamini     12th October 2017 South Africa’s Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) rose from 53.1 in the second quarter of 2017, to 53.6 in the third quarter of 2017, revealed... 

S Africa’s PUI increases in Q3 2017
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Political change could spark a surge in investment, says Goldman Sachs

Political change could spark a surge in investment, says Goldman Sachs

By: Kim Cloete     12th October 2017 South Africa has the potential to achieve a 3% economic growth rate, and 5% in the medium term, if the constitutionalists in the African National... 

Kenya bans city-centre protests as vote tension mounts

Kenya bans city-centre protests as vote tension mounts

By: Reuters     12th October 2017 Kenyan authorities banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots as they tried to keep a lid on mounting political turmoil in the build-up... 

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What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony

What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony 

5th October 2017 Archbishop Emeritus Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu’s 86th birthday on October 7 is a good occasion to reflect on the man’s contributions to South... 

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

5th October 2017 Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously ‘tight’... 

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

4th October 2017 Africa’s leaders, along with everyone else interested in US-Africa relations, have waited eight months for US President Donald Trump’s... 

 Zimbabwe’s succession Rubik’s Cube

Zimbabwe’s succession Rubik’s Cube

4th October 2017 Whenever President Robert Mugabe’s busy travel schedule out of Zimbabwe permits, he takes the opportunity to address scheduled ‘Presidential Youth... 

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Global development trends and challenges: horizon 2025 revisited

Global development trends and challenges: horizon 2025 revisited

4th October 2017 In July 2012, we published Horizon 2025: creative destruction in the aid industry, which analysed some of the major forces shaping change in... 

“These are the Crimes we are Fleeing” – Justice for Syria in Swedish and German Courts

“These are the Crimes we are Fleeing” – Justice for Syria in Swedish and German Courts

3rd October 2017 Over the last six years the Syrian crisis has claimed the lives of an estimated 475,000 people as of July 2017, according to the Syrian Observatory... 

“I Have No Idea Why They Sent Us Back” – Jordanian Deportations and Expulsions of Syrian Refugees

“I Have No Idea Why They Sent Us Back” – Jordanian Deportations and Expulsions of Syrian Refugees

3rd October 2017 Despite a decades-long history of hospitality that has earned Jordan an international reputation as one of the world’s great refugee-hosting... 

“They Forced Us Onto Trucks Like Animals” – Cameroon’s Mass Forced Return and Abuse of Nigerian Refugees

“They Forced Us Onto Trucks Like Animals” – Cameroon’s Mass Forced Return and Abuse of Nigerian Refugees

3rd October 2017 After almost 50 years of taking in hundreds of thousands of refugees from various neighbouring states, Cameroon is shredding its reputation as a... 

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Statements

DA: Dianne Kohler Barnard says over 2500 SAPS firearms have been lost or stolen

DA: Dianne Kohler Barnard says over 2500 SAPS firearms have been lost or stolen

13th October 2017 In a written reply to a DA parliamentary question, Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed that over 2 500 police firearms have either been stolen or... 

DA: Phumzile Van Damme says DA calls for urgent meeting in Parliament and appointment of the SABC board following threatened strike action

DA: Phumzile Van Damme says DA calls for urgent meeting in Parliament and appointment of the SABC board following threatened strike action

13th October 2017 The DA fully supports the right of SABC staff to engage in legal strike action. Many of the demands contained in today’s final letter of demand... 

Transnet: Transnet‘s recovery plans in place after the storms in KZN

Transnet: Transnet‘s recovery plans in place after the storms in KZN

13th October 2017 State-owned freight and logistics company Transnet has put in place a number of business continuity plans for all three operation divisions... 

SAPU: SAPU calls on President Zuma to appoint national police commissioner

SAPU: SAPU calls on President Zuma to appoint national police commissioner

13th October 2017 The South African Policing Union calls upon President Jacob Zuma to rescue police minister Fikile Mbalula who is battling to lead the police... 

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Press Offices

TLAB: Debt conversion into equity proposals

TLAB: Debt conversion into equity proposals

28th September 2017 On 26 September 2017, Webber Wentzel participated in the workshop hosted by National Treasury on the proposed changes in the draft Taxation Laws... 

Tabling of amended NEMA financial provision regulations, imminent

Tabling of amended NEMA financial provision regulations, imminent

28th September 2017 The next and, presumably, final draft of the proposed changes to the NEMA Financial Provision Regulations are expected to be published any day now,... 

Data costs must fall - Competition Commission joins ICASA in war

Data costs must fall - Competition Commission joins ICASA in war

28th September 2017 Much like an army heeding to the cry of its people to take down its adversary, South Africa's competition regulators have heard the pleas of South... 

Muslim Marriages in the Spotlight – What Does the Law Currenlty Provide?

Muslim Marriages in the Spotlight – What Does the Law Currenlty Provide?

28th September 2017 A class action suit to have Muslim marriages declared legally valid in South Africa is currently being heard in the Western Cape High Court. The... 

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