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'Find it in your heart, Eskom' – public's pleas on 'unbearable' tariff hikes  

By: News24Wire      15th January 2019 Granting power utility Eskom the 15% annual tariff hike it has asked for will only add pressure to already struggling households, the National... 

'Find it in your heart, Eskom' – public's pleas on 'unbearable' tariff hikes
 Cosatu angered by R1.6bn subsidy for Gautrain

Cosatu angered by R1.6bn subsidy for Gautrain

By: African News Agency      15th January 2019 The Congress of South Africa Trade Union (Cosatu) in Gauteng said on Tuesday that it was dismayed by the news that the provincial department of... 

Southern African bloc calls emergency Congo election meeting

Southern African bloc calls emergency Congo election meeting

By: Reuters     15th January 2019 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has called an emergency meeting on Thursday in Addis Ababa to discuss Democratic Republic of... 

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 Toward The 25th Year Of Democratic SA: Let’s Redefine Our Organising Value System

Toward The 25th Year Of Democratic SA: Let’s Redefine Our Organising Value System

7th January 2019 ‘Come December the year folds its wings like a great, tired bird, and they return for Christmas.’ – NoViolet Bulawayo. We go home. To breathe in... 

 Should Africa back World Trade Organisation reforms?

Should Africa back World Trade Organisation reforms?

14th December 2018 There is an air of resignation to failure at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. Long-stuck trade negotiations and a recent eruption of a... 

A reflection on 2018

A reflection on 2018

14th December 2018 Almost a year ago, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec national conference of the ruling... 

Wood for the trees

Wood for the trees

14th December 2018 With so many urgent problems to deal with at Eskom, it has become difficult to see wood for the trees. As is to be expected in a crisis, the focus... 

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Dignity and displaced Syrians in Lebanon

Dignity and displaced Syrians in Lebanon

28th November 2018 Since the popular uprising and subsequent war in Syria in 2011, more than a quarter of its population have fled – mainly to Turkey, Lebanon,... 

 We learnt from Vietnam in the past – so why not now?

We learnt from Vietnam in the past – so why not now?

28th November 2018 Vietnam is another country from the time of its liberation nearly 44 years ago, the startling effects of 30 years of growth since Hanoi’s adoption... 

50 years of Review of Maritime Transport, 1968–2018

50 years of Review of Maritime Transport, 1968–2018

26th November 2018 Published for the first time in 1968, the UNCTAD annual Review of Maritime Transport (the Review) is the longest standing UNCTAD flagship report on... 

Identifying patterns in social norms contributing to violence against women and girls across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Pacific

Identifying patterns in social norms contributing to violence against women and girls across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Pacific

26th November 2018 Oxfam’s worldwide ‘Enough’ campaign to end violence against women and girls aims to challenge and change the harmful social norms that justify... 

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Statements

DA: #Bosasagata: President Ramaphosa must cancel all existing contracts with Bosasa, institute inquiry

DA: #Bosasagata: President Ramaphosa must cancel all existing contracts with Bosasa, institute inquiry

17th January 2019 Yesterday, at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi revealed under oath that Bosasa (now African... 

SAFTU: SAFTU supports Sibanye Stillwater mine workers’ strike

SAFTU: SAFTU supports Sibanye Stillwater mine workers’ strike

16th January 2019 The South African Federation of Trade Unions declares its full support for the mine workers employed by Sibanye-Stillwater - both those already on... 

GCIS: Decision On The Parole Application Of Janusz Walus

GCIS: Decision On The Parole Application Of Janusz Walus

16th January 2019 Today I announce my decision on the parole application of Mr Janusz Waluz who is currently serving a life sentence at Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional... 

DA: Zimbabweans will suffer for South Africa’s Quiet Diplomacy

DA: Zimbabweans will suffer for South Africa’s Quiet Diplomacy

16th January 2019 The anemic response of the South African government to the violence and intimidation being carried out against civilians is an abhorrent... 

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Press Offices

Your boss cannot “just

Your boss cannot “just" change your employment contact

5th December 2018 It's always an exciting time, when one secures a new job and signs an employment contract. The excitement can quickly turn to disappointment,... 

Will drunk driving cost me my job?

Will drunk driving cost me my job?

4th December 2018 1 December of each year officially marks the commencement of “the festive season” or, as some like to say, “the season to be jolly”. The festive... 

Charl Potgieter joins Spoor & Fisher’s anti-counterfeiting practice

Charl Potgieter joins Spoor & Fisher’s anti-counterfeiting practice

3rd December 2018 Leading Intellectual Property (IP) law firm Spoor & Fisher today announced that trade mark attorney Charl Potgieter has joined its... 

Best interests of children broaden paid parental leave benefits - an overview and next steps

Best interests of children broaden paid parental leave benefits - an overview and next steps

3rd December 2018 On 23 November 2018, the Labour Laws Amendment Bill was signed into law. The Bill provides a minimum period of leave entitlement to employees who... 

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May elections: what is the price of an ANC electoral victory?

Has Cyril Ramaphosa’s position weakened and, if so, what are the consequences?

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