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National Health Insurance rollout definite and will reduce healthcare costs – Motsoaledi

By: African News Agency      13th August 2018 The rollout of government’s ambitious National Health Insurance (NHI) plan will guarantee the provision of quality healthcare for more than 60... 

 National Health Insurance rollout definite and will reduce healthcare costs – Motsoaledi
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Workers union threaten to take Gautrain to ConCourt over non-disclosure of financial statements

Workers union threaten to take Gautrain to ConCourt over non-disclosure of financial statements

By: African News Agency      13th August 2018 The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) on Monday threatened to take the Gautrain operator to the Constitutional Court for  allegedly... 

Nxasana 'vindicated' by Constitutional Court ruling

Nxasana 'vindicated' by Constitutional Court ruling

By: African News Agency      13th August 2018 Former National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) boss Mxolisi Nxasana said he was pleased with Monday's Constitutional Court judgment setting aside... 

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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

“Expropriation without compensation” Where is the plan for addressing land reform?

“Expropriation without compensation” Where is the plan for addressing land reform?

6th August 2018 Democratic and ethical leadership depends, in the first place, on trust. People need to believe and trust what a leader or organisation says... 

 Zimbabwe’s historic elections: a case of leopards not changing their spots

Zimbabwe’s historic elections: a case of leopards not changing their spots

3rd August 2018 Zimbabwe’s general elections on July 30 were being labelled as “historic”. For the first time since independence in 1980, the ballot paper featured... 

 Bongani Mayosi: South Africa’s giant of cardiology and a powerful mentor

Bongani Mayosi: South Africa’s giant of cardiology and a powerful mentor 

3rd August 2018 South Africa’s medical fraternity is mourning the death of renowned academic and cardiologist Professor Bongani Mayosi. Mayosi, who was the Dean of... 

 Heroin hits South Africa along the ‘highway to impunity’

Heroin hits South Africa along the ‘highway to impunity’

3rd August 2018 The volume of heroin being trafficked through Southern and East Africa’s coastal countries has risen dramatically in recent years. This Southern... 

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Recommendations

Why land ‘expropriation without compensation’ is a bad idea

Why land ‘expropriation without compensation’ is a bad idea

23rd July 2018 On 27 February 2018, the National Assembly made a landmark decision to review Section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in... 

CPLO Briefing Paper – Lawfare

CPLO Briefing Paper – Lawfare

23rd July 2018 Are South African political actors too quick to ask the country’s judges to referee their disputes? Ordinarily, in a stable and orderly democracy,... 

Adolescents with disabilities: enhancing resilience and delivering inclusive development

Adolescents with disabilities: enhancing resilience and delivering inclusive development

23rd July 2018 Over the past decade there has been growing recognition that adolescence is an ‘age of opportunity’ in terms of helping children launch into... 

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... 

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Statements

NEHAWU: NEHAWU on the ultimatum given to NSFAS CEO to vacate office

NEHAWU: NEHAWU on the ultimatum given to NSFAS CEO to vacate office

14th August 2018 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] wishes to inform the public that it has formally written to the Chief Executive... 

GCIS: President Ramaphosa launches SAFE sanitation for schools

GCIS: President Ramaphosa launches SAFE sanitation for schools

14th August 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a public-private partnership that will provide innovative, safe ablution facilities at nearly 4 000 mostly... 

DA: DA calls on Pravin Gordhan to provide an update into Alexkor mine investigation

DA: DA calls on Pravin Gordhan to provide an update into Alexkor mine investigation

14th August 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is calling on Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, to provide an update on the Alexkor... 

Sakeliga: Sakeliga’s battle against Eskom has commenced

Sakeliga: Sakeliga’s battle against Eskom has commenced

14th August 2018 The business organisation Sakeliga (formerly known as AfriBusiness) has kept its promise to engage in legal action to prevent Eskom from... 

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Press Offices

Using technology to ensure accurate property assessments

Using technology to ensure accurate property assessments

31st July 2018 The City of Cape Town Valuation office is currently preparing the 2018 General Valuation Roll (GV2018) which will be published in February 2019.... 

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... 

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