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Peace efforts in Africa gaining traction, but challenges remain

By: African News Agency      16th October 2017 Africa has made some progress on the peace and security front, but there remain a number of challenges, participants at the fifth session of the... 

Peace efforts in Africa gaining traction, but challenges remain
ANC presidential hopefuls must push for anti-corruption court – SACBC

ANC presidential hopefuls must push for anti-corruption court – SACBC

By: News24Wire      16th October 2017 The Southern African Catholics Bishops' Conference (SACBC) has issued a challenge to the African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopefuls to... 

North West supports Dlamini-Zuma to lead ANC

North West supports Dlamini-Zuma to lead ANC

By: African News Agency      16th October 2017 The African National Congress (ANC) in the North West has endorsed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its preferred candidate to lead the party in December.... 

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Africa’s data revolution: Accelerating development through data-driven decision-making

Africa’s data revolution: Accelerating development through data-driven decision-making

5th October 2017 It is essential that Africa’s data revolution be viewed as the joint responsibility of governments, international agencies, civil society and the... 

What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony

What Archbishop Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony 

5th October 2017 Archbishop Emeritus Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu’s 86th birthday on October 7 is a good occasion to reflect on the man’s contributions to South... 

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

Shale gas in South Africa: game-changer or damp squib?

5th October 2017 Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously ‘tight’... 

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

Trump's Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

4th October 2017 Africa’s leaders, along with everyone else interested in US-Africa relations, have waited eight months for US President Donald Trump’s... 

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Recommendations

Accelerating renewable mini-grid deployment: A study on the Philippines

Accelerating renewable mini-grid deployment: A study on the Philippines

2nd October 2017 Consultations in the Philippines have called for “establishing an enabling environment for mini-grids” to expand energy access and increase... 

Wiping Away the Boreal

Wiping Away the Boreal

2nd October 2017 Human activities are currently driving the world’s species to extinction at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. To protect biodiversity and the... 

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... 

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DA: Alf Lees says legal opinion confirms Gigaba’s use of Section 16 for SAA bailout was illegal

DA: Alf Lees says legal opinion confirms Gigaba’s use of Section 16 for SAA bailout was illegal

17th October 2017 The legal opinion on the use of Section 16 of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) by Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, to bail out South... 

SA: Committee starts inquiry into state-owned enterprises

SA: Committee starts inquiry into state-owned enterprises

17th October 2017 The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises has begun its inquiry into state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The Committee was briefed by Prof Anton... 

YCLSA: YCLSA on yet another power drunk- Saxon world inspired reshuffling

YCLSA: YCLSA on yet another power drunk- Saxon world inspired reshuffling

17th October 2017 As the YCLSA (Ufasimba), we are disgusted by President Zuma recent cabinet reshuffle which we view as a power drunk- Saxon world inspired... 

CCCI: The latest cabinet reshuffle is bad for South Africa and bad for governance

CCCI: The latest cabinet reshuffle is bad for South Africa and bad for governance

17th October 2017 The latest cabinet reshuffle by President Zuma is bad for South Africa and bad for governance, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.... 

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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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