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28 May 2017
                       
 
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DED: Ebrahim Patel: Address by Minister of Economic Development, during the budget vote 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Economic Development
The global and domestic economic context shapes the work of the Department and agencies that make up the economic development portfolio.
 
 
DSD: Bathabile Dlamini: Address by Minister of Social Development, during the budget vote 2017/18, National Assembly, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Topics
I would like to draw your attention to the scourge of violence that manifests itself in the brutal and barbaric killings of young lives full of potential like those of Courtney Pieters, Karabo...
 
 
Patel moves to bolster Competition Act’s powers to fight economic concentration
COMPETITION LEGISLATION
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has established an advisory panel to develop draft amendments to the Competition Act with a view to bolstering South Africa’s legislative capacity of to...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1  EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd v Data World (Pty) Ltd, Data World Information Systems Private Ltd, Evaluations Enhanced Property Appraisals (Pty) Ltd and...
 
 
US to provide millions of dollars in aid to Africa, Yemen
AID
The US announced more than $329-million in additional humanitarian assistance to provide urgently needed aid to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan,...
 
 
 
 
The wrong model for resilience: How G7-backed drought insurance failed Malawi, and what we must learn from it
RECOMMENDATION
The G7-backed African Risk Capacity (ARC) drought insurance policy was an experiment that failed Malawi, and in particular its women, in the face of a drought that need not have become a disaster....
 
 
The WHO’s new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries
THE CONVERSATION
Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70 year history. The WHO is the United Nations body that directs its...
 
 
24 May 2017
 
 
 
Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals: do good things come to those who tax more?
RECOMMENDATION
This briefing note has three objectives. These are to discuss:     the reasons for the renewed interest in domestic resource mobilisation in developing countries;     the reasons why tax revenues...
 
 
23 May 2017
 
 
 
dti: Rob Davies: Address by Trade and Industry Minister, during the dti budget vote, National Assembly, Cape Town (23/05/2017)
Topics
In an input to the Portfolio Committee earlier this year, I argued that the dti’s contribution to the promotion of a higher level of more inclusive economic growth must involve intensifying our...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
DEA: South Africa marks International Day for Biological Diversity
STATEMENT
The Department of Environmental Affairs today marks the International Day for Biological Diversity- under the theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism.” The theme has been chosen to coincide...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
DoH: Aaron Motsoaledi: Address by Minister of Health, during the budget vote 2017/18, National Assembly, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members of the House as you know, this year we celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most revered icons of our revolution, Oliver Reginald Tambo. The year has...
 
 
 
 
Mayor spends R1.7 million on KFC, Nandos and hotels – DA
POLITICS
Emfuleni Local Municipality Mayor Simon Mofokeng, who is a member of the African National Congress (ANC), has been accused by the Democratic Alliance (DA) of spending nearly two-million rand on...
 
 
DAFF: Minister Zokwana on the 2017 NAMPO harvest day and Ivory Coast deliberations
STATEMENT
We are proud that Grain South Africa has continued with organising the NAMPO Show which is the greatest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere. This is a gathering where farmers, government...
 
 
17 May 2017
 
SA: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for PME, during the budget vote speech, National Assembly, Cape Town (17/05/2017)
Topics
I have the honour to table this budget vote for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME). This year marks what would have been the 100th birthday of the liberation struggle...
 
 
15 May 2017
 
 
 
Collapse of ethics in public life: how do we rebuild?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Many writers have remarked on the qualities possessed by Brian Molefe, that he had gained experience in the Treasury and other institutions or organisations that would have fitted him for a range...
 
 
 
                       
 
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