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Water crisis: De Lille's powers limited, tariffs to be introduced

By: News24Wire      19th January 2018 The City of Cape Town voted on Friday to both limit mayor Patricia De Lille's powers to handle the drought crisis, and to introduce punitive tariff... 

Water crisis: De Lille's powers limited, tariffs to be introduced
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Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille
The US calls on African countries to implement UN sanctions against North Korea

The US calls on African countries to implement UN sanctions against North Korea

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th January 2018 The US has called upon African countries which still maintain ties with the Democratic People’s Republic of (North) Korea (DPRK) to reassess those... 

City of Cape Town withdraws drought levy proposal

City of Cape Town withdraws drought levy proposal

By: News24Wire      19th January 2018 The City of Cape Town has scrapped the proposed introduction of a drought levy, after the proposal was withdrawn at a special sitting on Friday.... 

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New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

12th January 2018 In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested.... 

 Can Ramaphosa revitalise South Africa’s foreign policy?

Can Ramaphosa revitalise South Africa’s foreign policy?

12th January 2018 Many South Africans are hoping that Cyril Ramaphosa will inject badly needed energy, integrity and economic savvy into the country’s lacklustre and... 

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... 

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Resource guide for NDC finance

Resource guide for NDC finance

11th January 2018 Developed by the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) Finance Working Group, this guide presents a selection of... 

 Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to ‘Sharing Economy’

Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to ‘Sharing Economy’

8th January 2018 The World Economic Forum’s Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative has released its new whitepaper on Collaboration in Cities: From... 

Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage: pathways to address resilience and health

Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage: pathways to address resilience and health

21st December 2017 Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) is critical to ensuring sustainable and resilient lives for all, and therefore to meeting the goals set... 

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... 

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DA: Jack Bloom says Qedani Mahlangu implicates Gauteng Premier in Esidimeni decision

DA: Jack Bloom says Qedani Mahlangu implicates Gauteng Premier in Esidimeni decision

23rd January 2018 Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has further implicated Premier David Makhura in the decision to cancel the Life Esidimeni contract and... 

SA: Committee condemns Krugersdorp violence

SA: Committee condemns Krugersdorp violence

22nd January 2018 The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police has condemned the violence occurring in Krugersdorp, Gauteng. The right to assemble and... 

Solidarity: Health Department once again shows its incompetence in dealing with the placement of nurses

Solidarity: Health Department once again shows its incompetence in dealing with the placement of nurses

22nd January 2018 In a letter addressed to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi trade union Solidarity today cautioned the department to comply with its statutory duty... 

DA: Leon Basson says why is Mokonyane in Liberia instead of attending to the national drought crisis?

DA: Leon Basson says why is Mokonyane in Liberia instead of attending to the national drought crisis?

22nd January 2018 The DA finds it most worrying that the Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane will today represent President Jacob Zuma at the... 

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Press Offices

Enhanced minimum leave and benefits for working parents on the cards

Enhanced minimum leave and benefits for working parents on the cards

7th December 2017 The Labour Laws Amendment Bill was passed by the National Assembly in Parliament on 28 November 2017. The Bill seeks to amend the Basic Conditions... 

Competition law amendments to be far reaching

Competition law amendments to be far reaching

6th December 2017 South Africa's Competition Amendment Bill (2017) has been published in the country's Government Gazette and interested parties have until end... 

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... 

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