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Special Council Meeting to oust Trollip will forge on, with or without Speaker

By: African News Agency      8th August 2018 Nelson Mandela Bay opposition parties have given Council Speaker, Johnathan Lawack, until Wednesday to confirm a date for their requested special... 

Special Council Meeting to oust Trollip will forge on, with or without Speaker
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip
Kenyan experts to partake in ongoing South Sudan mediation talks

Kenyan experts to partake in ongoing South Sudan mediation talks

By: African News Agency      8th August 2018 A team of Kenyan negotiators will lend their expertise, in conjunction with Sudanese mediators, on ways to handle the latest round of South Sudan... 

Glencore darts ahead of diversified rivals

Glencore darts ahead of diversified rivals

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2018 The strength of the business model and commodity mix of mining and marketing company Glencore has been demonstrated once again by sharp increases... 

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Nelson Mandela 100

Let us find a Madiba in us – Njabulo Ndebele

Let us find a Madiba in us – Njabulo Ndebele

17th July 2018 Nelson Mandela Foundation chairperson Professor Njabulo Ndebele said he hoped that the sixteenth annual Nelson Mandela Lecture, being held on... 

Obama and active citizenship: why his Mandela address matters

Obama and active citizenship: why his Mandela address matters

17th July 2018 Former US President Barack Obama’s Nelson Mandela Annual lecture in honour of the centennial commemoration of Mandela’s birth is slated to be his... 

Blame politicians, not Mandela, for South Africa's unfinished business

Blame politicians, not Mandela, for South Africa's unfinished business

17th July 2018 July 2018 marks Nelson Mandela’s centenary year. Why is he still so revered across the world? The answer simply is that he is widely regarded as... 

Obama to deliver Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg

Obama to deliver Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg

17th July 2018 Former US president Barack Obama is expected to deliver the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Around 9 000 people are... 

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Opinions

Has anything changed?

Has anything changed?

3rd August 2018 It would arguably be easier for a novice cyclist to take on Tour de France’s fabled Alpe d'Huez ascent than for the new leadership at Eskom to... 

 Trade-offs in managing tramadol abuse in Central Africa

Trade-offs in managing tramadol abuse in Central Africa

2nd August 2018 Tramadol is increasingly being used as a recreational drug across Central Africa. The illegal trade and non-medical use of this synthetic opioid... 

Better policing can help combat human trafficking

Better policing can help combat human trafficking

2nd August 2018 Global statistics show that just two years ago, there were about 25 million labour trafficking victims in the world – 3.8 million of whom were... 

Does South Africa rank third in the world for online crime, losing R2.2bn a year?

Does South Africa rank third in the world for online crime, losing R2.2bn a year?

2nd August 2018 News site Timeslive has painted a grim picture of online crime in South Africa. “South Africa has the third highest number of cybercrime victims... 

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The Failing Response to Pesticide Drift in Brazil’s Rural Communities

The Failing Response to Pesticide Drift in Brazil’s Rural Communities

23rd July 2018 In May 2013 an airplane sprayed pesticides over a rural school, São José do Pontal, located among the vast corn and soy plantations extending... 

Notes for discussions in Britain on Expropriation without Compensation

Notes for discussions in Britain on Expropriation without Compensation 

20th July 2018 The risk is that Expropriation without Compensation will do little to resolve South Africa’s deep socio-economic malaise, but, rather, will deepen... 

Abuses by Government and Separatist Groups in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions

Abuses by Government and Separatist Groups in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions

20th July 2018 Cameroon, a bilingual and multicultural country known for its stability and its strong alliances with France and the US, is slipping into a... 

Denial of Education to Child Asylum Seekers on the Greek Islands

Denial of Education to Child Asylum Seekers on the Greek Islands

20th July 2018 “Leila,” 11, and her sister “Magdoulin,” 12, have never been inside a classroom. Growing up in war-torn Syria, the only education the sisters,... 

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Statements

SA: Parliament begins Initiation Bill public hearings

SA: Parliament begins Initiation Bill public hearings

12th August 2018 The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs will tomorrow begin public hearings into the Customary Initiation Bill in... 

SA: Happening at Parliament this week

SA: Happening at Parliament this week

12th August 2018 The National Assembly is returning from its constituency programme on 14 August, with a number of committees scheduled to meet on a wide range of... 

DA: DA tables questions on why Supra continued to use state vehicles and security

DA: DA tables questions on why Supra continued to use state vehicles and security

12th August 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the North West welcomes the decision to withdraw privileges reserved for a sitting Premier for former Premier Supra... 

SA: Report by the Independent Panel on the review of the current list of zero-rated VAT items

SA: Report by the Independent Panel on the review of the current list of zero-rated VAT items

10th August 2018 The Minister of Finance today releases the report by the Independent Panel on the review of the current list of items that are zero-rated for VAT... 

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Press Offices

Commercial transactions and patents: Important considerations to be noted

Commercial transactions and patents: Important considerations to be noted

31st July 2018 The intellectual capital of a business – its patent portfolio in particular – is one of many factors which ought to be thoroughly evaluated prior... 

It’s a revolution: Does the fourth industrial revolution call for a sui generis form of IP protection?

It’s a revolution: Does the fourth industrial revolution call for a sui generis form of IP protection?

31st July 2018 It has been said that the fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Technological fields such as Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), Additive... 

Software Developers Pasop/Beware/Qaphela/Hlokomela

Software Developers Pasop/Beware/Qaphela/Hlokomela

30th July 2018 Section 2 of the South African Copyright Act 98 of 1978 (the “Act”) states that computer programs are eligible for copyright protection in South... 

Giant Leap for Deeds Office with First Electronically Signed Registration

Giant Leap for Deeds Office with First Electronically Signed Registration

30th July 2018 In a historic development that could spell faster and more efficient conveyancing processes, the South African Deeds Office has registered its... 

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