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Congo government setting up fund to manage all aid donations

By: Reuters     18th April 2018 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) plans to set up a special fund to manage all aid donations under a new draft law, its cabinet said on Tuesday, a... 

Congo government setting up fund to manage all aid donations
World Bank sees microgrids playing bigger role in Africa’s electrification as solar costs fall

World Bank sees microgrids playing bigger role in Africa’s electrification as solar costs fall

By: Terence Creamer     18th April 2018 Changes in generation technologies, including the sharp fall in solar photovoltaic (PV) costs, means that the evolution of electricity systems in... 

DA FedEx green lights caucus request to hold motion against De Lille

DA FedEx green lights caucus request to hold motion against De Lille

By: News24Wire      18th April 2018 The Democratic Alliance's (DA's) Federal Executive has acceded to the DA Cape Town caucus's request to hold an internal motion of no confidence in... 

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Is South Africa's opposition party ready to challenge for power in 2019 elections?

Is South Africa's opposition party ready to challenge for power in 2019 elections?

10th April 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa’s main political opposition party, has held its national congress and declared its readiness for the... 

 Africa must steer the rules of the international financial sector

Africa must steer the rules of the international financial sector

10th April 2018 The release of the Paradise Papers last year and the Panama Papers in 2016 revealed the role tax havens play in facilitating tax avoidance, tax... 

SA’s serial murder & rape ‘ranking’ not supported by data

SA’s serial murder & rape ‘ranking’ not supported by data

10th April 2018 South Africa’s last forensic psychologist has resigned from the police, leaving law enforcement unable to quickly identify serial crime offenders,... 

The ANC is a home for all in KwaZulu-Natal! by Ndabezinhle Sibiya

The ANC is a home for all in KwaZulu-Natal! by Ndabezinhle Sibiya

9th April 2018 Over the past few days, there have been unfortunate comments in various social media platforms with people lashing out at some ANC members and... 

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54th National Conference Report and Resolutions

54th National Conference Report and Resolutions

26th March 2018 The 54th National Conference was convened under the theme of “Remember Tambo: Towards Unity, Renewal and Radical Socio-economic Transformation” and... 

Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood

Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood

26th March 2018 Wood residues form Finland’s main source of bioenergy. About half of the country’s wood production is used for heat and power, either through... 

Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities in Lebanon

Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities in Lebanon

26th March 2018 Under the law, all Lebanese children should have access to education free from discrimination. Lebanon’s Law 220 of 2000 grants persons with... 

South Africa’s Secret Police: Inside the Multi-Billion Rand, Clandestine VIP Protection Services

South Africa’s Secret Police: Inside the Multi-Billion Rand, Clandestine VIP Protection Services

26th March 2018 Few things in South Africa are more visible and yet more secretive than the VIP Protection Services. We see them everywhere, but who they are, how... 

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Statements

SARB: SARB notes KPMG developments on audit of VBS Mutual Bank

SARB: SARB notes KPMG developments on audit of VBS Mutual Bank

19th April 2018 The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has noted the recent developments regarding KPMG and in particular its audit of VBS Mutual Bank. The SARB... 

SA: President Ramaphosa calls for calm in North West Province

SA: President Ramaphosa calls for calm in North West Province

19th April 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has noted, with serious concern, reports of protest and clashes between protesters and police in the North-West Province.... 

Sapu: Sapu supports lifestyle audits in Saps

Sapu: Sapu supports lifestyle audits in Saps

18th April 2018 The South African Policing Union (Sapu) fully supports the introduction of lifestyle audits in the South African Police Service (Saps) top... 

DMR: Minister Mantashe encourages partnerships for the sustainability of mining

DMR: Minister Mantashe encourages partnerships for the sustainability of mining

18th April 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has emphasised the importance of partnerships between mining companies, labour as well as communities, in... 

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Press Offices

Court rules on the ‘once empowered, always empowered’ principle

Court rules on the ‘once empowered, always empowered’ principle

9th April 2018 On 4 April 2018, the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) handed down its judgement in the matter between the Chamber of Mines... 

Top tips for SMME recruiting

Top tips for SMME recruiting

6th April 2018 Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) conducting their own recruitment may carry higher risk of bad hiring choices than larger firms... 

Award Reinstatement: But What If His Job Doesn't Exist?

Award Reinstatement: But What If His Job Doesn't Exist?

6th April 2018 In Seopa v. Imperial Cold Logistics (Pty) Ltd and Others (9 February 2018), the Labour Court had to decide whether an employer was in contempt of... 

Tax treatment of excessive debt financing under review

Tax treatment of excessive debt financing under review

5th April 2018 Malusi Gigaba stated in the Budget Review 2018 (Budget) that: "The deductibility of interest payments on debt acts as an incentive to use debt... 

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