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04 May 2016
 
 
Necsa meets with national business organisations on nuclear new build
What's On
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) will meet with a number of South African national business associations. The engagement is intended to highlight and discuss potential business...
 
 
31 Mar 2016
 
 
 
Black industrialists funding forum sifting through first 50 applications
BLACK INDUSTRIALISTS
South Africa’s black industrialists funding forum had its inaugural meeting in mid-March to consider 50 applications from aspirant black-owned manufacturing enterprises, Trade and Industry Minister...
 
 
24 Mar 2016
 
Black businesses welcome ANC actions on 'state capture'
ECONOMY
The Black Business Council (BBC) on Wednesday welcomed the call made by the African National Congress (ANC) through the National Executive Council (NEC) for its members to come forth with...
 
 
15 Dec 2015
 
Black business calls on Gordhan to rework ‘disabling’ procurement policy
PROCUREMENT
The Black Business Council (BBC) has called on newly reappointed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to ensure that the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA), which it views as a...
 
 
16 Sep 2015
 
ANC’s Godongwana urges black business to sharpen preferential procurement arguments
BLACK BUSINESS
The head of the African National Congress’ Economic Transformation Committee Enoch Godongwana has urged organised black business to sharpen its arguments with regard to how the Preferential...
 
 
15 Sep 2015
 
 
 
Black Business Council appoints new CEO
APPOINTMENTS
The Black Business Council (BBC) has appointed Mohale Ralebitso CEO, effective October 1. Ralebitso, a BA Honours graduate from the Queens College City University of New York, in the US, also...
 
 
07 May 2015
 
What are African countries really doing in Yemen?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
When Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser deployed tens of thousands of troops in Yemen in the mid 1960s for several years to support a nationalist coup modelled on his own, ‘It was a bloody and...
 
 
06 May 2015
 
Do 5m immigrants live in SA? The New York Times exaggerates number
AFRICA CHECK
After the recent outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa The New York Times wrote that 5-million immigrants call South Africa home. The most recent census data suggests that this is an...
 
 
15 Apr 2015
 
 
 
Responses to South African xenophobia: Ten arguments
INSIGHT AFRICA
1.      The responses to the horrendous attacks on foreigners tell more about the South African national consciousness than the events themselves. The empty condemnations, the denial of xenophobia...
 
 
13 Apr 2015
 
#NigeriaDecides - an election like no other
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
It was always going to be a make-or-break election for Nigeria. Months before the presidential poll finally took place on 28 March, commentators expressed fears of vote rigging, widespread...
 
 
02 Apr 2015
 
Good luck, Buhari
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The pre-election expectations of violence – from Boko Haram, but also from supporters of the losing candidate – were so dire that some South African companies evacuated staff. But in the end, last...
 
 
31 Mar 2015
 
One week mark for detained Al Jazeera journalists in Nigeria
DETENTION
Al Jazeera has once again urged the Nigerian authorities to release their detained journalists in Maiduguri who have now been detained for a week without any explanation. The detention has been...
 
 
20 Mar 2015
 
DoC: Minister of Communications responds to the Business Day article entitled 'threat of control over tv content'
STATEMENT
We refer to the article entitled “Threat of close control over TV content” on page 11 of the Business Day dated 18 March 2015. The statement that I have been “stalling cabinet’s approval of the...
 
 
16 Jan 2015
 
Je suis Charlie ou Je ne suis pas Charlie: Looked through the section 16 lens
BKM ATTORNEYS
The recent French terrorist attacks on the publication Charlie Hebdo has been a source of controversy around the world. Human lives were lost because certain people resorted to violence over a...
 
 
13 Nov 2014
 
Is a child raped every three minutes in South Africa? The data is flawed
CRIME
Is a child raped every three minutes in South Africa? The claim has been doing the rounds since 2009 but the data is flawed.
 
 
 
                       
 
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