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Free higher education an opportunity for change and empowerment – Pandor

By: News24Wire      18th May 2018 Fully subsidised bursaries for students from poor and working-class backgrounds present an opportunity for all South African universities and... 

Free higher education an opportunity for change and empowerment – Pandor
Higher Education & Training Minister Naledi Pandor
'When you're on the side of media, you're on the side of men' – Bathabile Dlamini

'When you're on the side of media, you're on the side of men' – Bathabile Dlamini

By: News24Wire      18th May 2018 Minister for Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini has gone on the offensive, labelling the media an agent of patriarchy for participating in... 

'Radical right' AfriForum doesn't speak for progressive Afrikaans speakers – ANC MP Juli Kilian

'Radical right' AfriForum doesn't speak for progressive Afrikaans speakers – ANC MP Juli Kilian

By: News24Wire      18th May 2018 African National Congress (ANC) MP Juli Kilian came out swinging against the conservative Afrikaner interest group AfriForum and condemned the... 

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 SADC must keep its eye on the ball in Madagascar

SADC must keep its eye on the ball in Madagascar

11th May 2018 The chances of compromise and dialogue among Madagascar’s political actors are getting slimmer by the day. Violent confrontation between supporters... 

No deal without  trade-offs

No deal without trade-offs

11th May 2018 Over the past couple of months megaphone, or more accurately, Twitter, diplomacy seems to have borne a degree of fruit. Images of South Korean... 

Littering in South Africa is the expression of wider selfish – and costly -- culture

Littering in South Africa is the expression of wider selfish – and costly -- culture

10th May 2018 It is common when municipal workers go on strike in South Africa to resort to upturning garbage cans and strewing litter around city centres. Their... 

 Public trust must be SA police’s top priority

Public trust must be SA police’s top priority

10th May 2018 For General Khehla Sitole, the new South African Police Service (SAPS) national commissioner, ‘stamping the authority of the state’ is the top... 

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Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report

4th May 2018 This joint tracking report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to... 

Populist Armageddon: Venezuela’s Parallels and Lessons for Africa

Populist Armageddon: Venezuela’s Parallels and Lessons for Africa

3rd May 2018 Comandante Hugo Chávez and his red beret Bolivarian Revolution were once feted as a new dawn for socialism. In a eulogy after Chávez’s death five... 

A MISTRA Policy Brief

A MISTRA Policy Brief

3rd May 2018 This brief seeks to describe the policy implications of a newly completed MISTRA research project on the advancement of emerging technologies in... 

Resource guide for NDC finance

Resource guide for NDC finance

3rd May 2018 Developed by the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) Finance Working Group, this guide presents a selection of... 

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Statements

Outa: OUTA welcomes NERSA withdrawal of draft Small-Scale Embedded Generation Rules

Outa: OUTA welcomes NERSA withdrawal of draft Small-Scale Embedded Generation Rules

21st May 2018 Outa welcomes the decision to withdraw the proposed rules to govern the registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) below 1 megawatt.... 

SA: Presidency files notice to abide in DA application on legal costs

SA: Presidency files notice to abide in DA application on legal costs

21st May 2018 The Presidency has today, Monday, 21 May 2018, filed a notice in the Pretoria High Court to abide by the court’s decision on the application by the... 

DA: James Selfe says DA welcomes Presidency’s decision to abide by Courts ruling on Zuma legal fees

DA: James Selfe says DA welcomes Presidency’s decision to abide by Courts ruling on Zuma legal fees

21st May 2018 The DA welcomes the decision by the Presidency and the State Attorney to abide by the Court’s decision on whether Mr Zuma should be held personally... 

DA: James Selfe says DA files papers to have Arthur Fraser’s appointment set aside

DA: James Selfe says DA files papers to have Arthur Fraser’s appointment set aside

18th May 2018 The DA has filed papers with the Pretoria High Court to have President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of Arthur Fraser as National Commissioner of... 

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Press Offices

SA Labour-Employer Relations Worst in the World

SA Labour-Employer Relations Worst in the World

2nd May 2018 South Africa has the worst labour-employee relations in the world, ranking 137 out of 137 countries, according to the World Competitiveness Report... 

The challenge of setting a new national minimum wage

The challenge of setting a new national minimum wage

2nd May 2018 Recent strikes and protests regarding South Africa’s new national minimum wage have brought to the fore the challenge faced by those who were... 

James Kamau Appointed Chairman of DLA Piper Africa

James Kamau Appointed Chairman of DLA Piper Africa

2nd May 2018 James Kamau, the Managing Partner of the DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya (IKM) has been appointed Chairman of DLA Piper Africa as of 1 May... 

Unfair Discipline Can Cause Constructive Dismissal

Unfair Discipline Can Cause Constructive Dismissal

30th April 2018 Constructive dismissal occurs where the employee resigns and claims that the resignation occurred as a result of the employer’s intolerable... 

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