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28 Apr 2017
 
 
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...
 
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 26 April 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 26 April 2017, at the Union Buildings, on the eve of the 23rd national Freedom Day celebrations. President Jacob Zuma chaired the Cabinet meeting, which welcomed the new...
 
 
SAFTU: Workers of the world unite: You have nothing to lose but your chains!
STATEMENT
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) - the world’s newest workers’ federation - is proud to join hands with millions of workers around the globe to celebrate our first and May Day....
 
 
27 Apr 2017
 
SACP: The struggle continues: SACP statement on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of our 1994 breakthrough
STATEMENT
Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the first democratic general election held in South Africa on 27 April 1994. The election, the first ever in our country to be based on the principle of one...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and Another v Minister of Energy and Others (19529/2015) [2017] ZAWCHC 50
HIGH COURT
In late 2013, the Minister (with NERSA’s concurrence), acting in terms of sec 34 of ERA determined that South Africa required 9.6GW (‘gigawatts’) of nuclear power and that this should be procured...
 
 
SAFCEI: Judgement made on the SA government's secret trillion-rand nuclear court case
STATEMENT
“Victory for justice and the rule of law and the people of South Africa”, is how Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) summed up the court judgement. After over a year and a...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 26, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Shoot to kill, says 'new sheriff in town' Mbalula US slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine And, Zuma says special economic zones critical to radical transformation
 
 
Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere
THE CONVERSATION
Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish...
 
 
Now US shareholders give nod to Sibanye deal
PLATINUM
The requisite majority of Stillwater shareholders in the US have approved the acquisition by Sibanye of the entire issued share capital of Stillwater Mining Company. The voting took place a day...
 
 
Europe’s Elections: a Yardstick for Populism
SAIIA
Sunday saw French citizens vote in the first stage of their presidential elections, with a second run-off stage for the two lead candidates Emmanuel Macron (of En Marche!) and Marine Le Pen (of the...
 
 
US slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine, urges truce
FAMINE
The US slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfill a month-old pledge of a unilateral truce by...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
Sibanye’s Stillwater buy wins strong shareholder support
PRECIOUS METALS
Shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Sibanye acquiring Stillwater, the US platinum group metals (PGMs) company. The number of shares that voted in favour of the proposed deal made up...
 
 
 
 
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
WIND ENERGY
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase...
 
 
 
 
Follow the Thread – The Need for Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry
RECOMMENDATION
The garment and footwear industry stretches around the world. Clothes and shoes sold in stores in the US, Canada, Europe, and other parts of the world typically travel across the globe. They are...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
No more Zimbabwe bond notes for now – Bank governor
ECONOMY
Are you hoping for respite from Zimbabwe's cash squeeze? It's not coming any time soon if Zimbabwe's central bank governor John Mangudya is to be believed.
 
 
 
                       
 
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