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WCape education dept spends R34 mln on making schools safer

By: African News Agency      7th August 2018 The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) on Tuesday announced that it had spent more than R34 million on its Safe Schools programme across the... 

WCape education dept spends R34 mln on making schools safer
Nationalise mines under care and maintenance - Amcu

Nationalise mines under care and maintenance - Amcu

By: African News Agency      7th August 2018 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday called for the nationalisation of mines under care and maintenance in a bid... 

Draft charter offers opportunity to improve policy certainty, investor perception

Draft charter offers opportunity to improve policy certainty, investor perception

By: Simone Liedtke     7th August 2018 The draft 2018 iteration of the Mining Charter, as well as the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act and social and labour plans... 

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Statue of Nelson Mandela to be unveiled in Cape Town

Statue of Nelson Mandela to be unveiled in Cape Town

16th July 2018 A statue of former president Nelson Mandela will be unveiled in Cape Town  to coincide with centenary celebrations to honour South Africa's first... 

Unisa celebrates Mandela centenary

Unisa celebrates Mandela centenary

16th July 2018 The University of South Africa (Unisa) said on Monday it was keen and honoured to celebrate the life and times of one of the illustrious alumni of... 

 Ramaphosa urges S Africans to dedicate time, resources for less fortunate on Mandela Day

Ramaphosa urges S Africans to dedicate time, resources for less fortunate on Mandela Day

16th July 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to dedicate their time, energy, and resources to improving the lives of the less fortunate in... 

SARB launches commemorative Mandela notes, R5 coin for circulation

SARB launches commemorative Mandela notes, R5 coin for circulation

13th July 2018 The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Friday hosted a commemorative occasion at Freedom Park, in Pretoria, to introduce a series of banknotes... 

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Opinions

‘BUILDING A STRONG WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN AFRICA’

‘BUILDING A STRONG WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN AFRICA’

1st August 2018 The Pan-African Women’s Organisation, PAWO has planned to host a series of events in celebration of Women’s Day. These events have been taking... 

 Will BRICS deliver concrete benefits to Africa?

Will BRICS deliver concrete benefits to Africa?

31st July 2018 Once the pomp and ceremony and the rhetoric have been subtracted, did the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in... 

Creating jobs, reducing poverty II: The substantial employment performance of the informal sector

Creating jobs, reducing poverty II: The substantial employment performance of the informal sector

31st July 2018 Introduction The previous article discussed the size and impact of the South African informal sector, also distinguishing key policy-relevant... 

Crisis in Nigerian schooling? Grading three claims by presidential hopeful

Crisis in Nigerian schooling? Grading three claims by presidential hopeful

31st July 2018 Nigeria’s education system is in crisis, presidential hopeful Donald Duke declared on his Facebook page @RealDonaldduke in July 2018. In an earlier... 

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Impact of Land Confiscation on Farmers in Myanmar

Impact of Land Confiscation on Farmers in Myanmar

20th July 2018 Disputes over land remain one of the central challenges in Myanmar’s evolving reform process. Land confiscations and forced evictions were a major... 

 Equity and quality in an education public-private partnership

Equity and quality in an education public-private partnership

18th July 2018 Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education are increasing in profile as countries grapple with serious challenges of educational access and... 

What Mining Can Learn from Oil: A Study of Special Transfer Pricing Practices in the Oil Sector, and their Potential Application to Hard Rock Minerals

What Mining Can Learn from Oil: A Study of Special Transfer Pricing Practices in the Oil Sector, and their Potential Application to Hard Rock Minerals

18th July 2018 Governments of mining countries are vulnerable to investors manipulating transfer prices as a means of avoiding paying taxes. The two main risks... 

 ‘Back Way’ to Europe: How can The Gambia better address migration and its development challenges?

‘Back Way’ to Europe: How can The Gambia better address migration and its development challenges?

16th July 2018 In the four years from 2014 to 2017, some 1.7-million people risked their lives by fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea for Europe, a journey in... 

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Statements

NEHAWU: NEHAWU warns government against the plan to lay off 30 000 public servants

NEHAWU: NEHAWU warns government against the plan to lay off 30 000 public servants

10th August 2018 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] is shocked and appalled by the mooted plan by government to lay off more than 30... 

SA: Rhodes student leaders to be invited to hearings

SA: Rhodes student leaders to be invited to hearings

10th August 2018 The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, said that Rhodes University student leaders will be invited to attend... 

GCIS: Services at Home Affairs offices interrupted due to SITA power outage

GCIS: Services at Home Affairs offices interrupted due to SITA power outage

10th August 2018 The Department of Home Affairs is today, 10 August 2018, experiencing system downtime due to power supply outage at SITA which has affected all... 

NEHAWU: NEHAWU welcomes the resignation of Sizwe Nxasana as NSFAS board chairperson

NEHAWU: NEHAWU welcomes the resignation of Sizwe Nxasana as NSFAS board chairperson

10th August 2018 The National Education, Health & Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) welcomes the resignation of Mr. Sizwe Nxasana as the National Student Financial Aid... 

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Press Offices

Patent inventorship: not always so patently clear

Patent inventorship: not always so patently clear

30th July 2018 The South African Patents Act No. 57 of 1978 (“the Act”) does not define “inventor” per se, although it is generally understood to refer to a... 

Spring Clean Your IP Portfolio

Spring Clean Your IP Portfolio

27th July 2018 In many companies it is common for business plans to evolve over time, however, what is often forgotten is their overriding intellectual property... 

Chinese lending for African infrastructure trebles, led by policy banks

Chinese lending for African infrastructure trebles, led by policy banks

27th July 2018 - Rising investment in Middle East & Africa by Chinese policy lenders - Sub-Saharan Africa has seen the vast majority of this lending since 2014 

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa v Assign Services & others

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa v Assign Services & others

26th July 2018 ISSUE Who is the employer of an employee placed with a client by a TES? 

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