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Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct' 

By: News24Wire      16th January 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no plans to interfere with the independence of the South African Reserve Bank, in an apparent climb down... 

 Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'
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ICC acquits Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes

ICC acquits Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes

By: News24Wire      16th January 2019 The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered the release of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo after acquitting him on charges of... 

Ramaphosa to attend SADC double troika summit in Ethiopia

Ramaphosa to attend SADC double troika summit in Ethiopia

By: African News Agency      16th January 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday to attend a Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double... 

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What DRC's flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa

What DRC's flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa

8th January 2019 On December 30, 2018, 46-million citizens cast their votes in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a peaceful... 

What South Africa's matric pass rate means for universities

What South Africa's matric pass rate means for universities

8th January 2019 South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of 78.2% in the first week of January as well as a number of other... 

 South Africa’s Presidency must drive safety

South Africa’s Presidency must drive safety

8th January 2019 South Africa has not had a formal national policy to improve public safety since 2004. This changed in 2016 when cabinet adopted the White Paper on... 

500 000 or 200 000? President’s numbers for mortgages in Kenya both wide of the mark

500 000 or 200 000? President’s numbers for mortgages in Kenya both wide of the mark

8th January 2019 In a recent interview on the state of the nation, President Uhuru Kenyatta said he was frustrated by how few people in Kenya had taken up home... 

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Handbook of Statistics 2018

Handbook of Statistics 2018

6th December 2018 The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2018 provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade,... 

A Changing World: New Trends in Emerging Market Infrastructure Finance

A Changing World: New Trends in Emerging Market Infrastructure Finance

5th December 2018 Global challenges such as ever-changing geopolitical conditions, fluctuating commodities prices, urbanization, population growth and climate change... 

Measuring the iceberg: the opportunities and limits of better tracking of resources beyond international humanitarian assistance

Measuring the iceberg: the opportunities and limits of better tracking of resources beyond international humanitarian assistance

5th December 2018 This paper explores the hypothesis that the resources for crisis response that the humanitarian system knows about and tracks constitute the ‘tip... 

How to grow manufacturing and create jobs in a digital economy: 10 policy priorities for Kenya

How to grow manufacturing and create jobs in a digital economy: 10 policy priorities for Kenya

5th December 2018 The global manufacturing landscape is changing rapidly with the increasing use of digital technologies such as robotics and artificial... 

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Statements

ADeC: President Cyril Ramaphosa has Failed to Intervene in Zim Crisis

ADeC: President Cyril Ramaphosa has Failed to Intervene in Zim Crisis

17th January 2019 The last two days have been chaos in our neighbouring country Zimbabwe over the food and fuel shortage. Triggered by the sudden increase in the... 

NUM: Alleged acceptance of a bribe by the former leader of the NUM

NUM: Alleged acceptance of a bribe by the former leader of the NUM

17th January 2019 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) PWV Region takes note of Mr. Angelo Agrizzi's testimony at Zondo's State of the Capture Commission of... 

SA: Transport Committee Disappointed With The Rise In Road Fatalities And Calls For New Programmes

SA: Transport Committee Disappointed With The Rise In Road Fatalities And Calls For New Programmes

17th January 2019 The Portfolio Committee on Transport has voiced disappointment in the high number of fatalities recorded on South African roads during the 2018... 

SC: Security Council Press Statement on Mali

SC: Security Council Press Statement on Mali

17th January 2019 The members of the Security Council were briefed on 16 January 2019 by the Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, Bintou Keita, on the situation... 

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Press Offices

Reinstating the obvious

Reinstating the obvious

14th December 2018 The Constitutional Court (CC) recently handed down judgment in an application for leave to appeal against a portion of the Labour Appeal Court's... 

New National Minimum Wage effective 1 January 2019

New National Minimum Wage effective 1 January 2019

13th December 2018 The long awaited national minimum wage (NMW) has been signed into law. The effective date is 1 January 2019. What exactly does this mean for... 

The right to protest without permission affirmed by the Concourt - what is the impact of this judgment on labour law?

The right to protest without permission affirmed by the Concourt - what is the impact of this judgment on labour law?

13th December 2018 On 19 November 2018, the Constitutional Court (CC) handed down judgment upholding the January 2018 judgment from Judge Ndita of the Western Cape... 

5 tips for ensuring minority shareholder protection

5 tips for ensuring minority shareholder protection

11th December 2018 Minority shareholders are often faced with the challenge of entrenching their rights in a company and making sure their voices are heard.  Although... 

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May elections: what is the price of an ANC electoral victory?

Has Cyril Ramaphosa’s position weakened and, if so, what are the consequences?

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