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Ramaphosa moves SA to lockdown alert level 2, lifts alcohol and tobacco bans

By: African News Agency      Updated 37 minutes ago President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday evening announced the lifting of South Africa's much anticipated prohibition on alcohol and tobacco sales and... 

Ramaphosa moves SA to lockdown alert level 2, lifts alcohol and tobacco bans
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 WHO calls for unity in developing Covid-19 vaccine

WHO calls for unity in developing Covid-19 vaccine

By: African News Agency      14th August 2020 The World Health Organization said that six months after first sounding the international alarm over Covid-19, the United Nations is now intensely... 

 Eswatini launches post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan

Eswatini launches post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan

By: News24Wire      14th August 2020 Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini on Friday launched a post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan that is expected to create about 40 000... 

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Covid-19 disruption could be a chance to lay a firmer school maths foundation in South Africa

Covid-19 disruption could be a chance to lay a firmer school maths foundation in South Africa

14th August 2020 In South Africa, when Grade 9 learners return to school after the Covid-19 closures, they will have a maximum of 76 teaching days left in 2020. But... 

 Ramaphosa reacts to internal pressure on Zimbabwe

Ramaphosa reacts to internal pressure on Zimbabwe

14th August 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa’s special envoys arrived in Zimbabwe on 10 August and returned to South Africa the next day, leaving the situation as it... 

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

14th August 2020 A maddening mismatch between big infrastructure promises and small delivery has been a constant and trust-destroying feature of South Africa for... 

Covid-19’s economic effects: tourism’s supply-chain impacts

Covid-19’s economic effects: tourism’s supply-chain impacts

13th August 2020 While the impact of the Covid-19 lock-down on the tourism sector may seem clear, the potential impact on its supply chain has not been... 

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Are Teachers in Africa Poorly Paid? Evidence from 15 Countries

Are Teachers in Africa Poorly Paid? Evidence from 15 Countries

14th August 2020 Pay levels for public sector workers—and especially teachers—are a constant source of controversy. In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa,... 

Socio-economic Rights And Austerity

Socio-economic Rights And Austerity

13th August 2020 On 2 March 2020, SECTION27 hosted a seminar on ‘Socio-economic rights litigation in the time of Austerity and State Capture’. The seminar was held... 

Refugee and host communities in Ethiopia: 2018–2019 integrated national study

Refugee and host communities in Ethiopia: 2018–2019 integrated national study

13th August 2020 This report provides an overview of findings from a set of regional studies on the policy and operational context in which reforms to Ethiopia’s... 

Africa trade and Covid‑19: the supply chain dimension

Africa trade and Covid‑19: the supply chain dimension

13th August 2020 The global Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on trade across the world. Value chains and trade have slowed down, or even been brought to... 

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Free State-Lesotho border wide open

Free State-Lesotho border wide open

14th August 2020 Despite the South African Defense Force (SANDF) deployment to the Lesotho border, this international border is still hugely problematic in the... 

Cost of corruption too high a price during pandemic

Cost of corruption too high a price during pandemic

14th August 2020 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape will request that thorough oversight over municipal affairs becomes a standing point on the... 

DA in NMB mourns loss of Cllr Lungiswa Mlungwana

DA in NMB mourns loss of Cllr Lungiswa Mlungwana

14th August 2020 The Democratic Alliance in Nelson Mandela Bay is deeply saddened by the passing of one of its longstanding and respected colleagues, Councillor... 

Home Affairs extends visas for foreign nationals but refuses to facilitate passport extensions for South Africans abroad

Home Affairs extends visas for foreign nationals but refuses to facilitate passport extensions for South Africans abroad

14th August 2020 The Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, recently announced a further extension of visas for foreign nationals in South Africa. However, he... 

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Press Offices

Contract Miners Beware - Proposed Tax Amendments to Have Far-reaching Impact on Industry

Contract Miners Beware - Proposed Tax Amendments to Have Far-reaching Impact on Industry

14th August 2020 Contract miners play a significant role in managing a mining company's capital budgets. From a tax perspective, though, it has been a hotly debated... 

Focus on quality education and skills development to create an inclusive SA economy – not

Focus on quality education and skills development to create an inclusive SA economy – not "box-ticking" compliance

14th August 2020 The B-BBEE Commission’s latest report on trends shows an overall decline in black economic empowerment across almost all measured elements. This... 

Domestics and gardeners - claiming TERS and other UIF benefits

Domestics and gardeners - claiming TERS and other UIF benefits

13th August 2020 Domestics and gardeners who could not work during lockdown – and received no or reduced income - may receive benefits under the Temporary Employer... 

Procurement and development in uncertain times

Procurement and development in uncertain times

12th August 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unexpected and emergency procurement of good and services. On a global basis this procurement has stretched... 

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