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National Treasury makes budget cuts to assure more frugal spending

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st February 2018 Departmental budgets have been reduced by R85.7-billion over the medium term, the National Treasury said on Wednesday, noting that cuts at the... 

National Treasury makes budget cuts to assure more frugal spending
Govt to fast-track finalisation of outstanding mining policy

Govt to fast-track finalisation of outstanding mining policy

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st February 2018 To take advantage of the cyclical upturn in the mining sector and improved investor sentiment to boost economic growth, government needs to... 

Treasury allocates R57bn to fund fee-free higher education

Treasury allocates R57bn to fund fee-free higher education

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st February 2018 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said R57-billion would be allocated over the coming three years to fund the fee-free higher education and training... 

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Zuma finally falls on his sword: but not before threatening to take the house down with him

Zuma finally falls on his sword: but not before threatening to take the house down with him

15th February 2018 The Zuma years are over. He kept fighting almost to the very end. But South Africa’s scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma finally accepted the... 

Zuma's time is up – but what does it mean for South Africa?

Zuma's time is up – but what does it mean for South Africa?

15th February 2018 South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) is mired in a serious leadership crisis, and President Jacob Zuma faces an ignominious end to his... 

The choices Ramaphosa has to make

The choices Ramaphosa has to make

15th February 2018 As I sit to write this month’s missive, it seems the Zuma moment will be behind us soon. As I write, I am listening to a news bulletin in which it... 

SA would do well to heed Chile’s lessons in supporting mining sector

SA would do well to heed Chile’s lessons in supporting mining sector

15th February 2018 The looming judicial review of the government’s controversial Mining Charter this month sharpens attention on what works, and what doesn’t, in... 

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UNCTAD Toolbox: Delivering Results

UNCTAD Toolbox: Delivering Results

12th February 2018 Since its foundation more than 50 years ago, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – UNCTAD – has been a key partner supporting... 

Public Protector's Vrede Report

Public Protector's Vrede Report

9th February 2018 Report no 31 of 2017/8 on an investigation into complaints of maladministration against the Free State Department of Agriculture in respect of... 

Preliminary Findings from People's Tribunal on Economic Crime: Arms Hearing

Preliminary Findings from People's Tribunal on Economic Crime: Arms Hearing

8th February 2018 Following five days of hearings the five-member panel of the first Peoples’ Tribunal on Economic Crime released their preliminary findings last... 

The Hidden Cost of Jewelry – Human Rights in Supply Chains and the Responsibility of Jewelry Companies

The Hidden Cost of Jewelry – Human Rights in Supply Chains and the Responsibility of Jewelry Companies

8th February 2018 Jewelry and watches denote wealth and status, as well as artistry, beauty, and love. Gold and diamond jewelry in particular are frequently... 

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PAC: Budget speech was anti-poor

PAC: Budget speech was anti-poor

22nd February 2018 The Budget speech confirms that the poor/landlessness are in need of a friend and that friend have been there for many decades, its PAC. That is... 

DHA: Home Affairs on routine inspections undertaken at ANN7 Studios in Midrand

DHA: Home Affairs on routine inspections undertaken at ANN7 Studios in Midrand

22nd February 2018 The Department of Home Affairs wishes to confirm a routine inspection that was undertaken at the ANN7 Studios in Midrand, Johannesburg on Thursday,... 

Eskom: Eskom confirms status of Optimum Coal Mine

Eskom: Eskom confirms status of Optimum Coal Mine

22nd February 2018 Optimum coal mine that supplies Hendrina Power Station in Mpumalanga informed Eskom that they have commenced with business rescue proceedings on... 

SA: Trade and Industry Committee welcomes swift action on SABS

SA: Trade and Industry Committee welcomes swift action on SABS

22nd February 2018 The swift action taken by the Department of Trade and Industry regarding possible manipulation of tests at the South African Bureau of Standards... 

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Press Offices

A Case Law Discussion on the Implications of Reinstating a Credit Agreement

A Case Law Discussion on the Implications of Reinstating a Credit Agreement

6th February 2018 Section 129 of the National Credit Act No. 34 of 2005 (hereinafter “the NCA”) provides a mechanism for Consumers who have fallen into arrears on... 

The Wage War: Equal Pay For Work Of Equal Value

The Wage War: Equal Pay For Work Of Equal Value

2nd February 2018 Equal pay for work of equal value has never been more relevant than now. It is a well-known fact that for many years, due to our unjust past, many... 

Identify and manage supplier risks to avoid hassles

Identify and manage supplier risks to avoid hassles

2nd February 2018 In many instances, the procurement function of supply chains is measured by its efficiency and success in sourcing reliable commodities and... 

New era of Globalisation signals change for multinationals

New era of Globalisation signals change for multinationals

1st February 2018 Multinationals are facing a new era of globalisation, characterised by the polarised forces of cooperation and competition. This era is one of... 

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