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Goldman models risk of 1 000 basis point Eskom blowout for South Africa  

By: Reuters     15th January 2019 Investment bank Goldman Sachs said South Africa's rand could tumble 3.5% if State-run power utility Eskom suffers a major sell-off in its bonds,... 

Goldman models risk of 1 000 basis point Eskom blowout for South Africa
Fuel price protests in Zimbabwe turn deadly

Fuel price protests in Zimbabwe turn deadly

By: Reuters     15th January 2019 Several people were killed and some 200 arrested during protests in Zimbabwe on Monday, the government said, two days after it raised the price of... 

ANC Gauteng on voter registration drive ahead of May elections

ANC Gauteng on voter registration drive ahead of May elections

By: News24Wire      15th January 2019 The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng plans to hit the ground running as it aims to get more people to register to vote, following the... 

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South Africa's electoral body has its work cut out to ensure legitimate 2019 poll

South Africa's electoral body has its work cut out to ensure legitimate 2019 poll

13th December 2018 South Africa is among relatively few African countries that hold regular democratic elections with high levels of integrity, enabling citizens to... 

 Police murder-suicide reveals South Africa’s dark underbelly

Police murder-suicide reveals South Africa’s dark underbelly

13th December 2018 On 26 November a South African police officer shot and killed his wife and her brother in a Durban divorce court before turning the gun on himself.... 

Two done, one to go

Two done, one to go

13th December 2018 A year ago, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected President of the ANC by 52% vs 48%. As analysed here previously, Ramaphosa is now standing much stronger... 

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

12th December 2018 When you think of a country’s water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers.... 

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Thinking and working with political settlements: the case of Tanzania

Thinking and working with political settlements: the case of Tanzania

23rd November 2018 All countries not in the throes of widespread civil war or conflict have a political settlement – that is, an explicit or implicit agreement among... 

Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa

Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa

21st November 2018 Low-cost renewable energy, especially from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, has become an increasingly important part of West Africa’s... 

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018

21st November 2018 Nowhere else in the world is radical economic transformation more urgent than in the least developed countries, which have the challenge of... 

 Rabat and Salé – Bridging the Gap

Rabat and Salé – Bridging the Gap

20th November 2018 The twin cities of Rabat and Salé on Morocco’s west coast embody prominence in Morocco’s past and present, Rabat as capital and Salé as the third... 

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Statements

Brand SA: Team SA Ready To Present Improved Investment Proposition At 2019 World Economic Forum

Brand SA: Team SA Ready To Present Improved Investment Proposition At 2019 World Economic Forum

16th January 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa will be leading South Africa’s delegation to the world’s most important meeting of global CEOs at the 2019 World Economic... 

GAUTENG: MEC Nkosi-Malobane welcomes the arrest of two suspects linked to ‘Rolex Gang’

GAUTENG: MEC Nkosi-Malobane welcomes the arrest of two suspects linked to ‘Rolex Gang’

16th January 2019 The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, has welcomed the arrest of two suspects allegedly linked to the ‘Rolex Gang’ in... 

DA: Failing ANC’s broken ambulance fleet is killing people

DA: Failing ANC’s broken ambulance fleet is killing people

16th January 2019 Ailing health services in the Northern Cape have just deteriorated even more, as Namaqualand finds itself with a broken down ambulance service. The... 

DMR: Minister Mantashe Announces Independent Survey in Xolobeni

DMR: Minister Mantashe Announces Independent Survey in Xolobeni

16th January 2019 The Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Gwede Mantashe today announced the imminent commencement of an independent survey to be undertaken in... 

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Press Offices

New VAT regulations for electronic services to take effect in April 2019

New VAT regulations for electronic services to take effect in April 2019

30th November 2018 The National Treasury recently published an amended Regulation for electronic services, in line with the proposal by the Minister of Finance in... 

Buying A Business On Leased Premises: Paying For A Headache, Thinking That You Are Buying A Business

Buying A Business On Leased Premises: Paying For A Headache, Thinking That You Are Buying A Business

30th November 2018 Some businesses operate from more flexible spaces such as the car boot or home corner, for example a consultant, freelancer or agent of some sort.... 

Are companies liable by law to pay their employees bonuses?

Are companies liable by law to pay their employees bonuses?

30th November 2018 The short answer: if payment of a bonus is a guaranteed right, either in terms of an employee’s contract of employment, an employer’s remuneration... 

What Is An Employment Benefit?

What Is An Employment Benefit?

30th November 2018 What does and does not constitute a benefit has not been defined in any act and this leaves the answer open to the interpretation of arbitrators.... 

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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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