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28 April 2017
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Leadership and inclusive growth to take centre stage at WEF on Africa
WEF ON AFRICA
Africa’s drive to generate inclusive economic growth and the leadership this requires will be the focus of the twenty-seventh World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Durban, South Africa,...
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Platinum's process leap given Parliamentary pep
ELECTRICITY REDUCTION
A significantly improved platinum group metals (PGMs) processing method has been developed with the assistance of South Africa's State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Economic...
 
 
Zuma will attend Cosatu May Day rally – ANC
MAY DAY RALLY
President Jacob Zuma will attend Cosatu's worker's day celebrations in Bloemfontein, the African National Congress said on Friday. This was despite calls by some Cosatu affiliates that the trade...
 
 
Zuma to lead Team SA at WEF Africa in Durban
ECONOMY
President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the World Economic Forum in Africa, taking place in Durban next week, the Presidency confirmed on Friday. WEF Africa will be held at...
 
 
State questions mental history of man accused of planning SA coup
COURT PROCEEDINGS
The State is questioning the mental history of a man who was allegedly plotting to assassinate South African government officials perceived as beneficiaries of State capture, including cabinet...
 
 
Poor ANC governance a let down – Makhura
GOVERNANCE
Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Friday that and that the African National Congress- (ANC-) led government had a duty to govern properly and fight to dispel perceptions that African liberation...
 
 
Gigaba has shown South Africa will stick to fiscal discipline and consolidation – Cabinet
ECONOMY
South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s interaction with investors and the global finance community has shown that government would stick to the course of fiscal discipline and consolidation...
 
 
'No financial bailout' for SABC, yet – communications minister
STATE BROADCASTER
There are no plans yet for the National Treasury to give the ailing SABC a bailout, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Friday. Media reports of a potential R1-billion bailout were...
 
 
Egypt issues law allowing President to appoint judges
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified legal amendments that allow the President to make judicial appointments to its top courts, a move judges said would erode the independence of...
 
 
Former Chad dictator sentenced to life imprisonment
RIGHTS ABUSES
Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre, who seized power in 1982, embarking on an eight-year campaign of brutal atrocities, has been sentenced to life behind bars after judges in Dakar, Senegal, on...
 
 
Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam
RELIGION
Pope Francis arrives in Cairo on Friday hoping to mend ties with Islamic religious leaders just as Egypt's ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State militants who...
 
 
No end to military campaign in Syria
MILITARY ACTION
With fighting intensifying on numerous fronts in Syria over the past months, the top United Nations humanitarian official has urged consolidation of the nationwide ceasefire, most importantly a...
 
 
Sudan to form government of national accord
POLITICS
Sudan is to form a new government of national accord next week. The Sudan Tribune reported on Thursday that Sudanese Presidential Assistant Ibrahim Hamid told a press conference in Khartoum that...
 
 
Court finds for community in Shongweni landfill saga
ENVIRONMENT
There was singing and dancing outside the Durban High Court this week as Judge Gregory Kruger granted an interim order compelling waste management giant EnviroServ to cease all acceptance,...
 
 
Zimbabwe says has met all conditions to clear arrears to World Bank, AfDB
ECONOMY
Zimbabwe has met all conditions to clear arrears to the World Bank and African Development Bank, paving the way for possible future funding from the International Monetary Fund, its finance...
 
 
 
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