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26 Apr 2017
 
 
 
 
Opinion: Court’s ‘clean slate’ nuclear directive a big opportunity for new Energy Minister
NUCLEAR RULING
Having been effectively directed by the Western Cape High Court to “start with a clean slate” when approaching the controversial issue of nuclear procurement, South Africa’s new Energy Minister...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Mabulu's new artwork 'grotesque, inflammatory' and crude - ANC
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) has described Ayanda Mabulu’s new artwork as "grotesque, inflammatory and of bad taste". "No matter what message he may want to send to President Jacob Zuma and...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Land Bank sets aside R1bn to support black farming investments in 2017
AGRICULTURE
South Africa’s Land Bank has set a target of disbursing “at least” R1-billion in 2017/18 to support investments by black entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and to begin transforming a loan...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
DHET: Minister Blade Nzimande announces new investment in university infrastructure
STATEMENT
Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande today announces a major new investment in university infrastructure which will see very significant government spending over the next two...
 
 
 
 
Governments worldwide could save $1tr by adopting procurement best practices – McKinsey
GOVERNMENT PRODUCTIVITY
Governments worldwide could reduce their current purchasing bill by 15%, or a combined $1-trillion, if they were to adopt best-practice procurement disciplines, a new study by the McKinsey Center...
 
 
 
 
Innovative joint ventures can boost agricultural production and promote agrarian transformation
ECON 3X3
Growing agriculture can reduce poverty, create economic opportunities in rural and peri-urban areas, and boost employment, particularly for semi- and unskilled workers. We review several successful...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption
THE CONVERSATION
A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
DST: Minister Pandor on the latest R&D survey
STATEMENT
Our aim in government is to double the investment in R&D from the 2014/15 figure of 0.77% to 1.5% of GDP. That means doubling the 2014/2015 investment of R29 billion to roughly R60 billion a year...
 
 
07 Apr 2017
 
COGTA: Des Van Rooyen: Address by Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, on “building on back to basics: towards developmental local government,” Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand (06/04/2017)
Topics
This year marks the centenary of the birth of President Oliver Reginald Tambo, one of the most outstanding leaders to be produced by our country and continent.
 
 
Manage the transition
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Nearly every day there is news about a new innovation in electricity generation, storage or efficiency as researchers respond to the pressing challenge of securing more energy, while producing less...
 
 
03 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production: Accelerating Value Creation
RECOMMENDATION
Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres of global production systems. The current pace of technological...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
Sabinet: Sabinet & Juta Law collaborate in strategic online research partnership
STATEMENT
Sabinet, a premier online information specialist, is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with Juta Law, the trusted benchmark of South African legal resources - redefining online legal...
 
 
26 Mar 2017
 
UJ: UJ records highest number of graduates
STATEMENT
In a remarkable achievement by the University of Johannesburg (UJ), a record number of students will graduate during the first series of the 2017 autumn graduation ceremonies and this comes in the...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Women's Leadership in Resilience
RECOMMENDATION
ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Guardrisk Life Ltd v The Standard General Insurance Company Ltd
 
 
 
                       
 
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