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Ramaphosa: 'Historic' minimum wage to come into effect on January 1, 2019 

By: News24Wire      7th December 2018 The national minimum wage of R20 per hour will be effective from January 1, 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced at a ceremony on Friday in... 

 Ramaphosa: 'Historic' minimum wage to come into effect on January 1, 2019
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Previous Necsa board inept, defiant – Radebe

Previous Necsa board inept, defiant – Radebe 

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th December 2018 Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has made most serious allegations against the previous and recently dismissed board of the State-owned South African... 

ANC deploys MPs to parliamentary committee tasked with drafting constitutional amendment

ANC deploys MPs to parliamentary committee tasked with drafting constitutional amendment 

By: African News Agency      7th December 2018 The African National Congress (ANC) caucus on Friday announced it has deployed eight of its MPs to serve on an ad hoc committee to draft a... 

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Global perspectives: G20 leaders summit

Global perspectives: G20 leaders summit

7th December 2018 Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five... 

Reality check

Reality check

7th December 2018 It is certainty not news to anyone that Eskom “as it is conceived and is operating today is not sustainable”. Nevertheless, that fact that... 

South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

6th December 2018 To extract minerals from host rocks, mines grind down rock into fine sand. Once the mineral is extracted, most of this fine sand remains as a... 

 Will next week’s migration compact be global?

Will next week’s migration compact be global?

6th December 2018 The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is a comprehensive document that covers different aspects of migration and... 

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Pure Life as a Means to Development, Costa Rican Style

Pure Life as a Means to Development, Costa Rican Style

6th December 2018 Costa Rica is a top performer in Latin America with an economy that is over five times its size in the mid-1980s. Best known for its rich... 

Handbook of Statistics 2018

Handbook of Statistics 2018

6th December 2018 The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2018 provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade,... 

A Changing World: New Trends in Emerging Market Infrastructure Finance

A Changing World: New Trends in Emerging Market Infrastructure Finance

5th December 2018 Global challenges such as ever-changing geopolitical conditions, fluctuating commodities prices, urbanization, population growth and climate change... 

Measuring the iceberg: the opportunities and limits of better tracking of resources beyond international humanitarian assistance

Measuring the iceberg: the opportunities and limits of better tracking of resources beyond international humanitarian assistance

5th December 2018 This paper explores the hypothesis that the resources for crisis response that the humanitarian system knows about and tracks constitute the ‘tip... 

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Statements

NERSA: Eskom notes the NERSA Regulatory Clearing Account balance decisions

NERSA: Eskom notes the NERSA Regulatory Clearing Account balance decisions

7th December 2018 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has published its reasons for decision for the regulatory clearing account (RCA) balance... 

NEHAWU: NEHAWU North West Welcomes Provincial Government Reshuffling

NEHAWU: NEHAWU North West Welcomes Provincial Government Reshuffling

7th December 2018 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in the North West Provinces notes and welcomes the bold step, although delayed,... 

SA: Communication Committee In Receipt of Referral From The Speaker Regarding Resignations At SABC Board

SA: Communication Committee In Receipt of Referral From The Speaker Regarding Resignations At SABC Board

7th December 2018 The Portfolio Committee on Communications has received a letter from President Cyril Ramaphosa, as a referral from the Speaker of the National... 

Abahlali: Abahlali to hold Policy and Special Elective Congress

Abahlali: Abahlali to hold Policy and Special Elective Congress

7th December 2018 Our movement has been going through a tough time. Our land occupations are coming under sustained and illegal state violence. Many of our comrades... 

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Press Offices

Increased minimum wage for domestic workers

Increased minimum wage for domestic workers

6th December 2018 The minimum wage for domestic workers was increased from 3 December 2018. This is as a result of an amendment to the sectoral determination which... 

Second-hand purchases: Are consumers protected by the CPA or not?

Second-hand purchases: Are consumers protected by the CPA or not?

5th December 2018 Prior to the establishment of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (the Act) there was an unfavourable balance of power in respect of sale... 

China and United States to battle for influence in African infrastructure lending

China and United States to battle for influence in African infrastructure lending

5th December 2018 New research from global law firm Baker McKenzie with data provider IJGlobal shows that development finance lending from state-backed institutions... 

Your boss cannot “just

Your boss cannot “just" change your employment contact

5th December 2018 It's always an exciting time, when one secures a new job and signs an employment contract. The excitement can quickly turn to disappointment,... 

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