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UN launches urgent DRC appeal

By: African News Agency      19th January 2018 Several United Nations (UN) agencies and relief partners have launched the largest-ever funding appeal for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).... 

 UN launches urgent DRC appeal
 DA demands responses from SA financial institutions about Steinhoff collapse

DA demands responses from SA financial institutions about Steinhoff collapse

By: African News Agency      19th January 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Friday raised concerns about alleged failure of the Financial Services Board (FSB) and institutions to respond to... 

 Parliamentary committee tackles Public Protector over State capture probe

Parliamentary committee tackles Public Protector over State capture probe

By: African News Agency      19th January 2018 Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice on Friday signalled its unhappiness with controversial Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for calling... 

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 Role of the Youth in APRM’s quest for good governance, development and democracy

Role of the Youth in APRM’s quest for good governance, development and democracy

10th January 2018 The revitalisation of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is evidence of African governments’ renewed commitment to strengthening good... 

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

9th January 2018 Talk of a potential wealth tax in South Africa has re-ignited the debate on the taxation of high net-worth individuals (HNWI). For many taxpayers... 

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa remains stuck in whiteness 

9th January 2018 Why is it that when the West was turning away from direct colonialism in the mid-20th century, South Africa shifted to apartheid, an intensified... 

 Known unknowns: the threat of cybercrime in Africa

Known unknowns: the threat of cybercrime in Africa

9th January 2018 The rapid development of technology improves lives and enables more efficient operations in the private and public sectors. The challenges that... 

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Financing the transition from brown to green: how to track country performance towards low carbon, climate-resilient economies

Financing the transition from brown to green: how to track country performance towards low carbon, climate-resilient economies

19th December 2017 This paper explores ways of financing the transition from brown, carbon-intensive models of economic development to low-carbon, green economies.... 

Gatekeepers, elders and accountability in Somalia

Gatekeepers, elders and accountability in Somalia

18th December 2017 In Somalia, the relationship between formal and informal spheres of governance are being renegotiated. In many areas, the formal state has been... 

What If? – Mining Investment in South Africa in an Improved Policy and Regulatory Environment

What If? – Mining Investment in South Africa in an Improved Policy and Regulatory Environment

15th December 2017 The South African mining industry’s real GDP in 2016 was 2.6% smaller than its GDP recorded in 1994. The financial services industry, on the other... 

Report of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change

Report of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change

14th December 2017 South Africa’s statute books tell the story of the country’s history of conquest, domination and racial segregation. The Masters and Servants Act... 

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NEHAWU: NEHAWU rejects the establishment of a single catchment management Agency

NEHAWU: NEHAWU rejects the establishment of a single catchment management Agency

22nd January 2018 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] rejects the mooted establishment of a single Catchment Management Agency [CMA] by... 

DA: Roy Jankielsohn on Vrede Dairy Project: Premier Ace Magashule should resign immediately

DA: Roy Jankielsohn on Vrede Dairy Project: Premier Ace Magashule should resign immediately

22nd January 2018 The DA welcomes the intervention by the Asset Forfeiture Unit in the controversial Gupta-linked Vrede Dairy Project in the Free State. This action... 

SA: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Switzerland for World Economic Forum 2018

SA: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Switzerland for World Economic Forum 2018

22nd January 2018 The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa today arrived in Davos, Switzerland to lead, a high-level government,... 

OUTA: New board gives hope for Eskom turnaround

OUTA: New board gives hope for Eskom turnaround

22nd January 2018 The appointment of a new Eskom Board with credibility, business acumen and experience provides OUTA with hope that this critical state-owned entity... 

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Press Offices

South Africa releases Competition Amendment Bill

South Africa releases Competition Amendment Bill

5th December 2017 On 1 December 2017, the South African Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, published Government Notice no. 41294, which announced the... 

Fiscal Pressure – Tax hikes are not the solution

Fiscal Pressure – Tax hikes are not the solution

4th December 2017 South Africa suffers from a trifecta of social challenges, namely: inequality, poverty and high levels of unemployment. This, when coupled with the... 

Employers Beware – Videotape Evidence Not Always Legal

Employers Beware – Videotape Evidence Not Always Legal

4th December 2017 At the CCMA it is the employer who has the full onus of proving that a dismissal was fair. For this reason, when employers are able to catch... 

The Corruption Amendment Bill – A brief overview

The Corruption Amendment Bill – A brief overview

1st December 2017 The Department of Justice and Correctional Services has recently published the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Amendment Bill, 2017... 

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