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ConCourt finds Abrahams' appointment as NPA boss unconstitutional and invalid

By: News24Wire      13th August 2018 The Constitutional Court found on Monday that the appointment of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shaun Abrahams was unconstitutional and... 

ConCourt finds Abrahams' appointment as NPA boss unconstitutional and invalid
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Zambian government will soon have to print money says Hichilema

Zambian government will soon have to print money says Hichilema

By: African News Agency      13th August 2018 Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has warned that the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) government will soon have to resort to printing money... 

UN accuses South Sudan government forces of atrocities against civilians

UN accuses South Sudan government forces of atrocities against civilians

By: African News Agency      13th August 2018 The United Nations has accused South Sudan’s army and its allied militias of killing over two hundred civilians, committing rape and burning... 

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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

Has anything changed?

Has anything changed?

3rd August 2018 It would arguably be easier for a novice cyclist to take on Tour de France’s fabled Alpe d'Huez ascent than for the new leadership at Eskom to... 

 Trade-offs in managing tramadol abuse in Central Africa

Trade-offs in managing tramadol abuse in Central Africa

2nd August 2018 Tramadol is increasingly being used as a recreational drug across Central Africa. The illegal trade and non-medical use of this synthetic opioid... 

Better policing can help combat human trafficking

Better policing can help combat human trafficking

2nd August 2018 Global statistics show that just two years ago, there were about 25 million labour trafficking victims in the world – 3.8 million of whom were... 

Does South Africa rank third in the world for online crime, losing R2.2bn a year?

Does South Africa rank third in the world for online crime, losing R2.2bn a year?

2nd August 2018 News site Timeslive has painted a grim picture of online crime in South Africa. “South Africa has the third highest number of cybercrime victims... 

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Notes for discussions in Britain on Expropriation without Compensation

Notes for discussions in Britain on Expropriation without Compensation 

20th July 2018 The risk is that Expropriation without Compensation will do little to resolve South Africa’s deep socio-economic malaise, but, rather, will deepen... 

Abuses by Government and Separatist Groups in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions

Abuses by Government and Separatist Groups in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions

20th July 2018 Cameroon, a bilingual and multicultural country known for its stability and its strong alliances with France and the US, is slipping into a... 

Denial of Education to Child Asylum Seekers on the Greek Islands

Denial of Education to Child Asylum Seekers on the Greek Islands

20th July 2018 “Leila,” 11, and her sister “Magdoulin,” 12, have never been inside a classroom. Growing up in war-torn Syria, the only education the sisters,... 

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... 

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Statements

SA: Disclosed expropriation list: AfriForum, TAU SA and Sakeliga to develop joint litigation strategy to protect property rights

SA: Disclosed expropriation list: AfriForum, TAU SA and Sakeliga to develop joint litigation strategy to protect property rights

14th August 2018 AfriForum, the agricultural union TAU SA and the business organisation Sakeliga decided to combine their efforts and develop a joint litigation... 

SAVE: Open letter to the Minister Nkwinti

SAVE: Open letter to the Minister Nkwinti

14th August 2018 Dear Minister We refer to the press release issued by your department on 7th August 2018 relating to the recent fish kill on the Vaal River near... 

SA: Committee furious with Department's boycott of fuel price briefing

SA: Committee furious with Department's boycott of fuel price briefing

14th August 2018 Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Energy was today set to receive a briefing on South Africa’s fuel price, but officials from the Department of... 

DA: Radebe no-show at fuel price meeting indicates government has no plan

DA: Radebe no-show at fuel price meeting indicates government has no plan

14th August 2018 Minister Radebe and the Energy Department’s failure to turn up at an Energy Portfolio Committee meeting on the petrol price is the clearest... 

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Press Offices

Giant Leap for Deeds Office with First Electronically Signed Registration

Giant Leap for Deeds Office with First Electronically Signed Registration

30th July 2018 In a historic development that could spell faster and more efficient conveyancing processes, the South African Deeds Office has registered its... 

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 

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