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Zuma to visit Nigeria’s Imo state

By: African News Agency      13th October 2017 South African President Jacob Zuma will at the weekend visit Nigeria’s oil-rich state of Imo for talks with business and traditional leaders, his... 

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 Mkhwebane seeks delay in Bankorp review – report

Mkhwebane seeks delay in Bankorp review – report

By: News24Wire      13th October 2017 Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has requested that a review of the Bankorp-CIEX report be postponed. According to a report by EWN, the Public... 

The ball is now in your court – Cope tells NPA

The ball is now in your court – Cope tells NPA

By: News24Wire      13th October 2017 The ball is now in the hands of Shaun Abrahams and his National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the Congress of the People (Cope) said on Friday. "The... 

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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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Whither a Demographic Dividend South Africa: The Overton Window of Political Possibilities

Whither a Demographic Dividend South Africa: The Overton Window of Political Possibilities

28th September 2017 Statistics South Africa produces a wide range of statistical releases and reports, but all too often these receive attention in relative isolation.... 

Political Musical Chairs: Turnover in The National Executive and Administration Since 2009

Political Musical Chairs: Turnover in The National Executive and Administration Since 2009

27th September 2017 The purpose of this analysis is to demonstrate the extent to which turnover among national ministers and directors-general has negatively impacted... 

“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... 

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Statements

NEHAWU: NEHAWU revolted by the latest Zuma stunt

NEHAWU: NEHAWU revolted by the latest Zuma stunt

17th October 2017 “We have devotedly watched over the organisation all these years. We now hand it back to you, bigger, stronger, and intact. Guard our precious... 

DA: David Maynier says DA welcomes PIC’s disclosure of “unlisted investments

DA: David Maynier says DA welcomes PIC’s disclosure of “unlisted investments" to Parliament

17th October 2017 We welcome the decision by Dr Dan Matjila, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Investment Corporation, to disclose detailed information about its... 

DA: John Moodey says Tshwane DA ‘too white’ story non-factual

DA: John Moodey says Tshwane DA ‘too white’ story non-factual

16th October 2017 The story reported in The Citizen newspaper today entitled ”Tshwane DA too white” is factually incorrect and distorts the reality of the work done... 

AMCU: AMCU calls for commission into mine safety

AMCU: AMCU calls for commission into mine safety

16th October 2017 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is shocked at yet another mining accident after the spate of incidents during the past... 

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Press Offices

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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