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Zuma appoints new SABC board

By: News24Wire      17th October 2017 President Jacob Zuma has appointed the members of a new board for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The presidency said on Tuesday... 

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Home Affairs DG's challenge of suspension to be heard in court

Home Affairs DG's challenge of suspension to be heard in court

By: News24Wire      17th October 2017 Director-general of the department of home affairs Mkuseli Apleni is expected to challenge his suspension by Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize... 

Mandela slates 'insensitive' proposal to exclude coloured and Indian BEE contractors

Mandela slates 'insensitive' proposal to exclude coloured and Indian BEE contractors

By: News24Wire      17th October 2017 A proposal to exclude South Africans who are coloured and those of Indian descent from lucrative state contracts in KwaZulu-Natal is ill-conceived... 

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Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

9th October 2017 October 9 marks 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of... 

Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home

Why, a decade on, a new book on Zuma's rape trial has finally hit home 

6th October 2017 In 2007, barely a year after the man who went on to become South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, was acquitted on a charge of raping a young woman... 

 Is SADC at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho?

Is SADC at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho?

6th October 2017 Will the Southern African Development Community (SADC) get it right in Lesotho this time? After over three years of quite intense diplomacy, the... 

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

6th October 2017 Social media is full of interesting or quirky “facts” about Africa. Twitter account Africa Facts added one to the mix when it tweeted a claim about... 

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From early warning to early action in Somalia

From early warning to early action in Somalia

5th October 2017 More than three years after it was initiated in the aftermath of the 2011 famine, the early-warning, early-action trigger mechanism for Somalia... 

Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030

Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030

5th October 2017 Battery electricity storage is a key technology in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy system. Battery systems can support a wide range... 

Report on unauthorised, irregular, and fruitless and wasteful spending in national government departments

Report on unauthorised, irregular, and fruitless and wasteful spending in national government departments

4th October 2017 AfriForum, as part of its national whistle-blower campaign, released a report today that exposes the total accumulated misappropriation of R16... 

Information Economy Report 2017

Information Economy Report 2017

4th October 2017 These are still the early days of the digital economy. But already it is clear that it has had, and will continue to have, globally transformative... 

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SAFTU: SAFTU’s submission to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises

SAFTU: SAFTU’s submission to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises

17th October 2017 1. The South African Federation of Trade Unions was shocked when Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s told the COSATU Central Executive Committee on 30... 

SA: Committee concerned by Minister's silence

SA: Committee concerned by Minister's silence

17th October 2017 The Select Committee on Social Services is concerned that the Minister of Home Affairs has not shared with the Committee the reasons for the... 

SACP: SACP on the removal of Blade Nzimande from the Cabinet

SACP: SACP on the removal of Blade Nzimande from the Cabinet

17th October 2017 The South African Communist Party has learnt about the factional removal from Cabinet of the Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade... 

SA: Minister Mapisa-Nqakula attends 75th commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein in Egypt

SA: Minister Mapisa-Nqakula attends 75th commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein in Egypt

17th October 2017 On Saturday, October 21, 2017, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will represent South Africa at the 75th... 

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Baker McKenzie announces new managing partner and key leadership appointments in South Africa

Baker McKenzie announces new managing partner and key leadership appointments in South Africa

3rd October 2017 Global law firm Baker McKenzie has announced Morne van der Merwe’s appointment as managing partner of its Johannesburg office. In addition, Darryl... 

Turning information into insight in procurement

Turning information into insight in procurement

2nd October 2017 Decisions and consequences go hand-in-hand. This is why having adequate, relevant information at your fingertips is a critical aspect of any... 

Confessions do not always merit dismissal

Confessions do not always merit dismissal

2nd October 2017 Employers are entitled to use confessions as evidence in disciplinary hearings. However, just because an employee makes a confession this does not... 

International construction contract changes to reduce common disputes

International construction contract changes to reduce common disputes

29th September 2017 New FIDIC standard form contract documents are almost ready to be adopted by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. The Rainbow... 

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