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Cash-in-transit heists could lead to losses of R470m, Parliament hears

By: News24Wire      14th June 2018 Cash-in-transit heists will lead to cash losses of R470-million this year if the current trend continues, the Portfolio Committee on Police heard... 

Cash-in-transit heists could lead to losses of R470m, Parliament hears
Life Esidimeni claimants receive R159m payout from Gauteng government

Life Esidimeni claimants receive R159m payout from Gauteng government

By: News24Wire      14th June 2018 The Gauteng government has paid out R159 460 000 to the claimants of the Life Esidimeni arbitration, it said on Wednesday. All financial claims... 

AfriForum worried about proposed land expropriation plans

AfriForum worried about proposed land expropriation plans

By: Sane Dhlamini     13th June 2018 Civil rights organisation AfriForum on Wednesday said its members were extremely worried about the plans to expropriate property without... 

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 Who benefits as DRC’s neighbours jostle for influence?

Who benefits as DRC’s neighbours jostle for influence?

6th June 2018 Last week, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government spokesperson Lambert Mende Omalanga publicly demanded an explanation from French... 

What happened to the concept and praxis of African Renaissance?

What happened to the concept and praxis of African Renaissance?

6th June 2018 The miracle of Africa’s renaissance in the 21st century must be realised.  

Do 200 000 abortions – many a ‘repeat’ – take place in SA each year?

Do 200 000 abortions – many a ‘repeat’ – take place in SA each year?

5th June 2018 An MP seeking to introduce changes to South African abortion law claimed 200 000 abortions took place each year, many of them “repeats”. Official... 

How South Africa's services sector can help tackle poverty and inequality

How South Africa's services sector can help tackle poverty and inequality

5th June 2018 About two thirds of South Africa’s GDP now consists of contributions from the services sector, which ranges from banks and insurance companies to... 

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 Chile's Reform Decision Points

Chile's Reform Decision Points

31st May 2018 The Brenthurst Foundation is pleased to announce the release of May's final discussion paper - Chile's Reform Decision Points.  From poverty levels... 

 Addressing E-Payment Challenges in Global E-Commerce

Addressing E-Payment Challenges in Global E-Commerce

31st May 2018 Technology has altered the way consumers interact with payment systems. The Internet, digitization, shifting consumer preferences and, in some... 

The Cost Of Gender Inequality Unrealized Potential: The High Cost Of Gender Inequality In Earnings

The Cost Of Gender Inequality Unrealized Potential: The High Cost Of Gender Inequality In Earnings

30th May 2018 Globally, countries are losing $160-trillion in wealth because of differences in lifetime earnings between women and men. This amounts to an... 

An assessment of new coal plants in South Africa’s electricity future

An assessment of new coal plants in South Africa’s electricity future

30th May 2018 A report released by the University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre (ERC) shows that government’s planned independent power producer (IPP)... 

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Statements

DA: Natasha Mazzone says  	   DA to add Transnet ‘Traingate’ scandal report to criminal charges against Molefe & Gupta associates

DA: Natasha Mazzone says DA to add Transnet ‘Traingate’ scandal report to criminal charges against Molefe & Gupta associates

17th June 2018 The latest forensic report by law firm Mncedisi Ndlovu & Sedumedi (MNS) attorneys on the R15,4 billion price inflation on Transnet locomotives... 

Eskom: Power Alert 3 - Stage 1 loadshedding alert for this evening still in place but will only be implemented if absolutely necessary

Eskom: Power Alert 3 - Stage 1 loadshedding alert for this evening still in place but will only be implemented if absolutely necessary

17th June 2018 The prognosis for Stage 1 loadshedding remains high for this evening from 5pm to 9pm due to a shortage of capacity from the effects of the recent... 

Eskom: Power Alert 4 - Eskom thanks customers for using electricity sparingly assisting us to avoid rotational loadshedding today

Eskom: Power Alert 4 - Eskom thanks customers for using electricity sparingly assisting us to avoid rotational loadshedding today

17th June 2018 Eskom has not implemented rotational loadshedding today. We thank all customers for using electricity sparingly during this period assisting us to... 

DHA: Home Affairs spokesperson resigns

DHA: Home Affairs spokesperson resigns

15th June 2018 The Department of Home Affairs wishes to announce that its spokesperson and Head of Communication, Mayihlome Tshwete, has resigned. Mr Tshwete will... 

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Press Offices

Technology and the South African Youth – How ICASA’s new Regulations on data usage can be a game changer

Technology and the South African Youth – How ICASA’s new Regulations on data usage can be a game changer

5th June 2018 The South African Youth, ranging from ages 18 to 35, face many challenges today. With the #Feesmustfall campaign it became quite clear that access... 

POPIA – what does it mean for you and your business?

POPIA – what does it mean for you and your business?

5th June 2018 The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA” or the “Act”) regulates the right of privacy in a specific context of data... 

Cloud Computing in Africa

Cloud Computing in Africa

5th June 2018 Cloud computing has increasingly become a staple of modern business.  For those who wish to leverage the cloud in Africa, certain regulatory and... 

Evading the law by hiding under the corporate veil is risky

Evading the law by hiding under the corporate veil is risky

4th June 2018 The Labour Relations Act (LRA) does not define the term ‘employer’ but does place heavy obligations on the employer by dictating that, for example,... 

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