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Life Esidimeni death toll now at 141

By: News24Wire      13th October 2017 The number of patients who have died following the Gauteng health department’s decision to move Life Esidimeni patients to a number of unlicensed... 

Life Esidimeni death toll now at 141
ANC ‘notes’ SCA dismissal of Zuma ‘spy tapes’ appeal

ANC ‘notes’ SCA dismissal of Zuma ‘spy tapes’ appeal

By: African News Agency      13th October 2017 The African National Congress (ANC) on Friday said it “has noted” the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to dismiss the appeal brought... 

SAICA’s independent inquiry into KPMG finalizes terms of reference

SAICA’s independent inquiry into KPMG finalizes terms of reference

By: African News Agency      13th October 2017 The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) on Friday said an independent inquiry into the conduct of some chartered accountants... 

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Are we measuring poverty and inequality correctly? Comparing earnings using tax and survey data

Are we measuring poverty and inequality correctly? Comparing earnings using tax and survey data

4th October 2017 Calculating the earnings Gini coefficient with survey data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) may lead to an underestimation of... 

Britain's Labour Party and South Africa's ANC: why the stark contrast of fortunes?

Britain's Labour Party and South Africa's ANC: why the stark contrast of fortunes?

3rd October 2017 Compare the state of two political parties which share a close past connection but which today face distinctly different futures. I’m referring to... 

Why the dream of a prosperous, united nation continues to elude South Africa

Why the dream of a prosperous, united nation continues to elude South Africa

3rd October 2017 The goal of one united South African nation living prosperously under a constitutional democracy remains elusive. This is in spite of the... 

 Why is Chad part of Trump’s travel ban?

Why is Chad part of Trump’s travel ban?

3rd October 2017 Since taking office in January, United States (US) President Donald Trump has made more than his fair share of inexplicable decisions. But the... 

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“They Are Not Our Brothers” – Hate Speech by Saudi Officials

“They Are Not Our Brothers” – Hate Speech by Saudi Officials

27th September 2017 he Kingdom of Saudi Arabia traces its origins to a 1744 pact between a religious leader Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, and the Al Saud family, under... 

All Feasible Precautions? – Civilian Casualties in Anti-ISIS Coalition Airstrikes in Syria

All Feasible Precautions? – Civilian Casualties in Anti-ISIS Coalition Airstrikes in Syria

27th September 2017 In Syria, civilian casualties from airstrikes by the US-led military coalition fighting the extremist armed group Islamic State (also known as... 

 High-priced medicines and lack of needs-driven innovation: a global crisis that fuels inequality

High-priced medicines and lack of needs-driven innovation: a global crisis that fuels inequality

26th September 2017 On 14 September 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines publicly released its final report entitled ‘Promoting... 

Designing a new UK preferences regime post-Brexit: how Africa can benefit

Designing a new UK preferences regime post-Brexit: how Africa can benefit

26th September 2017 The UK’s departure from the EU (‘Brexit’) will trigger a series of critical policy decisions. Uppermost among these is the decision on how to... 

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Statements

DAFF: The scourge of poverty, inequality and unemployment is an unending battle we must all fight together

DAFF: The scourge of poverty, inequality and unemployment is an unending battle we must all fight together

16th October 2017 Minister Zokwana today in partnership with the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality... 

SA: SA Parliament's draft resolutions adopted by world body of Parliaments

SA: SA Parliament's draft resolutions adopted by world body of Parliaments

16th October 2017 The Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly has accepted South African Parliament’s... 

dti: Minister Davies and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström mark first anniversary of Economic Partnership Agreement

dti: Minister Davies and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström mark first anniversary of Economic Partnership Agreement

16th October 2017 Minister Davies and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström mark first anniversary of Economic Partnership Agreement South Africa's Minister for Trade and... 

DPW: Public Works on cost of repairing public buildings damaged in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng during recent storms

DPW: Public Works on cost of repairing public buildings damaged in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng during recent storms

16th October 2017 The preliminary cost of repairing public buildings under the custodianship of the National Department of Public Works  damaged in KwaZulu-Natal and... 

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Protection for those taking a stand against wrongdoing in the workplace

Protection for those taking a stand against wrongdoing in the workplace

21st September 2017 The world needs employees who are willing to stand up and raise alarms about wrongdoing in the workplace, whether it is in providing proof of... 

 The income tax implications of a return of capital

The income tax implications of a return of capital

20th September 2017 In terms of the South African Income Tax Act, 1962 (the “Act”), distributions received by or accrued to a shareholder of a company may constitute... 

 Unintended consequences of the new CFC rules

Unintended consequences of the new CFC rules

20th September 2017 In the 2017 South African Budget speech, the Minister of Finance raised government’s concern that the current Controlled Foreign Company (“CFC”)... 

 What are the tax and exchange control implications of Bitcoin?

What are the tax and exchange control implications of Bitcoin?

20th September 2017 With virtual currencies such as Bitcoin becoming ever more popular and accessible, it is important that South African taxpayers carefully consider... 

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