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Western Cape drought will severely test govt, says provincial premier Zille

By: African News Agency      Updated 2 hours 27 minutes ago The immense challenge of the province's longest drought on record will test the capabilities at all levels of government to their limits, Western... 

 Western Cape drought will severely test govt, says provincial premier Zille
Sars vows to collect on R2.6-billion additional revenue target

Sars vows to collect on R2.6-billion additional revenue target

By: African News Agency      Updated 1 hour ago Tom Moyane, the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (Sars), on Thursday committed the revenue authority to achieving an increased... 

Striking Gupta mineworkers demand answers about their future

Striking Gupta mineworkers demand answers about their future

By: News24Wire      Updated 1 hour 36 minutes ago Striking mineworkers at Gupta-owned Optimum Coal Mine have demanded to know the "truth of the sale" of the mine. Workers downed tools on Wednesday... 

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South Africa's budget: first steps towards a recovery, but at what cost?

South Africa's budget: first steps towards a recovery, but at what cost?

Updated 7 hours ago The 2018 Budget, presented by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in Parliament, lays out the painful consequences of the country’s public finances for... 

South Africa's finance minister played the tax cards he had left: wealth and VAT

South Africa's finance minister played the tax cards he had left: wealth and VAT

Updated 7 hours ago South Africa’s 2018 national budget came with a raft of tax increases indicating the country’s desperation to address a growing gap in its public... 

No more mercy for bad behaviour at South Africa's state owned companies

No more mercy for bad behaviour at South Africa's state owned companies

Updated 7 hours ago South Africa’s 2018 national budget was presented amid growing concern about the financial sustainability of key state owned enterprises such as... 

 Liberia and Sierra Leone can achieve real women's empowerment

Liberia and Sierra Leone can achieve real women's empowerment

21st February 2018 Neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone are undergoing post-conflict transitions. And in both countries, national elections are ushering in new... 

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Abuses Against Boys Accused of National Security Offenses in Somalia

Abuses Against Boys Accused of National Security Offenses in Somalia

Updated 5 hours ago In late 2015 the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab forcibly abducted Hamza, a 15-year-old boy from the contested town of Merka in southern Somalia,... 

Every Child Alive: The urgent need to end newborn deaths

Every Child Alive: The urgent need to end newborn deaths

21st February 2018 Every year, 2.6-million babies die before turning one month old. One million of them take their first and last breaths on the day they are born.... 

“Set up to Fail” – The Impact of Offender-Funded Private Probation on the Poor

“Set up to Fail” – The Impact of Offender-Funded Private Probation on the Poor

21st February 2018 Cindy Rodriguez, a 53-year old woman living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, had never been in trouble – “never had a parking ticket” – until 2014, when... 

 An Action Plan to solve the Industry’s Talent Gap

An Action Plan to solve the Industry’s Talent Gap

20th February 2018 The construction industry needs to take actions to close its talent gap as one major hurdle for its digital transformation Recently, transformative... 

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DA: Bonginkosi Madikizela on Western Cape SOPA: DA running a well-run province for the people

DA: Bonginkosi Madikizela on Western Cape SOPA: DA running a well-run province for the people

Updated 15 minutes ago Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille’s State of the Province Address (SOPA) has once again revealed that the DA-led Western Cape remains the best... 

SA: Government gives update on Listeriois

SA: Government gives update on Listeriois

Updated 47 minutes ago As of 20 February 2018, 915 laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis have been reported to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD)... 

DA: Zakhele Mbhele says Engcobo attack shows that crime is out of control

DA: Zakhele Mbhele says Engcobo attack shows that crime is out of control

Updated 1 hour 3 minutes ago Today’s visit to the Engcobo SAPS with the DA Leader in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, Bobby Stevenson, highlighted the fact our... 

SAPU: SAPU welcomes Engcobo police killing Parliamentary debate

SAPU: SAPU welcomes Engcobo police killing Parliamentary debate

Updated 1 hour 13 minutes ago The South African Policing Union would like to welcome the National Assembly decision to set aside Wednesday 28 February 2018 for a full... 

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Webber Wentzel hat trick – DealMakers, Mergermarket & Thompson Reuters

Webber Wentzel hat trick – DealMakers, Mergermarket & Thompson Reuters

21st February 2018 Having been recognised earlier this year by Mergermarket and Thompson Reuters* as leading legal advisers in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in South... 

What will win? Climate change action v friendly investor environment?

What will win? Climate change action v friendly investor environment?

20th February 2018 The factors which inform the balancing act necessary to give effect to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities espoused in... 

The Labour Appeal Court of South Africa (LAC) recently considered what constitutes a

The Labour Appeal Court of South Africa (LAC) recently considered what constitutes a "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act

19th February 2018 The Labour Appeal Court of South Africa (LAC) recently considered what constitutes a "reasonable belief" under the Protected Disclosures Act 26 of... 

Baker McKenzie South Africa’s legal expertise recognised in Chambers Global 2018

Baker McKenzie South Africa’s legal expertise recognised in Chambers Global 2018

16th February 2018 Seven lawyers from Baker McKenzie’s Johannesburg office and 12 of its practice areas have been recognised by international legal research... 

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