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Start firing ministers, save money, DA tells Ramaphosa

By: African News Agency      19th February 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa could more than halve his cabinet by firing "compromised" ministers, South Africa's opposition leader, Mmusi Maimane... 

 Start firing ministers, save money, DA tells Ramaphosa
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Amplats restores dividend, productivity soars, six die

Amplats restores dividend, productivity soars, six die

By: Martin Creamer     19th February 2018 Six employees died in a year in which Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) chalked up R2.4-billion in free cash flow generated from its operations,... 

 World leaders congratulate Ramaphosa on becoming SA president

World leaders congratulate Ramaphosa on becoming SA president

By: African News Agency      19th February 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has received messages of congratulations from a number of heads of state and government during a round of telephone calls... 

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Axing ANN7 in South Africa may send wrong signal for media freedom

Axing ANN7 in South Africa may send wrong signal for media freedom

7th February 2018 At first glance the announcement by video entertainment and pay-television company Multichoice that it will be dropping controversial news channel... 

 Two wrongs don't right Kenya's political crisis

Two wrongs don't right Kenya's political crisis

7th February 2018 When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially anointed as president for the second time last November, he swore an oath – the same one he... 

Does Nigeria have 23% of world’s malaria cases, as a major insecticide maker claimed?

Does Nigeria have 23% of world’s malaria cases, as a major insecticide maker claimed?

7th February 2018 In recent years, major insecticide brand Mortein is highly visible in anti-malaria campaigns in Nigeria. It often partners with state governments... 

Zuma’s broken promise: Mpumalanga high court in SA not yet completed

Zuma’s broken promise: Mpumalanga high court in SA not yet completed

6th February 2018 The State of the Nation addresses involves reflection on government’s achievements: how many households have been connected to electricity or how... 

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 Making tax work for girls’ education: How and why governments can reduce tax incentives to invest more in girls’ education.

Making tax work for girls’ education: How and why governments can reduce tax incentives to invest more in girls’ education.

30th January 2018 We are launching these documents at the Global Partnership for Education replenishment meeting in Senegal in February 2018. The Global Partnership... 

Informal is the new normal: improving the lives of workers at risk of being left behind

Informal is the new normal: improving the lives of workers at risk of being left behind

30th January 2018 The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has given a new urgency to efforts to confront deficits in employment. We take up the call... 

Locked Up Without Evidence – Abuses under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act

Locked Up Without Evidence – Abuses under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act

29th January 2018 In October 2015, following elections in August, the Sri Lankan government under President Maithripala Sirisena agreed to a consensus resolution at... 

South Africa's Electricity Choice

South Africa's Electricity Choice

26th January 2018 The South African government’s obsession over the past decade with nuclear power may finally come to an end with a new president and administration... 

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DA: Budget 2018: Gigaba can avoid tax increases and make R112 billion available

DA: Budget 2018: Gigaba can avoid tax increases and make R112 billion available

20th February 2018 Introduction The fact is that no government can tax itself to prosperity. Tomorrow, Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, will deliver the 2018 National... 

DA: Mmusi Maimane says together, we have pushed Day Zero back by another month

DA: Mmusi Maimane says together, we have pushed Day Zero back by another month

20th February 2018 We are delighted that over the past week, Day Zero has been pushed back by another month to 9 July 2018 – from 4 June. The reduced consumption that... 

DPW: Public Works clarifies Minister Bongo's accommodation

DPW: Public Works clarifies Minister Bongo's accommodation

20th February 2018 The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the accommodation of Ministers and Deputy Ministers both in Cape Town and in Pretoria.  In... 

DPE: Minister Lynne Brown instructs Transnet to report alleged irregularities

DPE: Minister Lynne Brown instructs Transnet to report alleged irregularities

20th February 2018 Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown has instructed Transnet to report alleged irregularities identified in an investigative report by a firm... 

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Press Offices

Get to grips with the law on Strikes

Get to grips with the law on Strikes

22nd January 2018 Strike action is an area of labour law where the stakes are high. The Labour Relations Amendment Bill, 2017 published on 17 November 2017,... 

South Africa's new International Arbitration Act commenced in December 2017

South Africa's new International Arbitration Act commenced in December 2017

22nd January 2018 The South African International Arbitration Act No. 15 of 2017 sailed through the National Council of Provinces in November last year and was... 

Businesses should prepare now for the requirements of the pending Carbon Tax Bill

Businesses should prepare now for the requirements of the pending Carbon Tax Bill

22nd January 2018 The South African National Treasury published the Second Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment on 14 December 2017. Since South Africa endorsed... 

A new brand, a new website, a new name - One Fasken

A new brand, a new website, a new name - One Fasken

19th January 2018 As complexity grows, no one can afford to do business as usual. Today, Fasken launches a new brand and website. We have shortened our brand name we... 

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