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Covid-19: First batch of vaccine doses administered as cases climb to 1 516 262

By: News24Wire      Updated 3 minutes ago South Africa recorded 1 447 new Covid-19 infections by Wednesday along with 95 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 50... 

Covid-19: First batch of vaccine doses administered as cases climb to 1 516 262
Gauteng govt calls for scrapping of e-tolls

Gauteng govt calls for scrapping of e-tolls

By: News24Wire      Updated 2 hours 3 minutes ago The Gauteng government believes it can resolve the e-tolls matter "once and for all". The topic, which arises every election cycle, has been raised... 

'A national embarrassment' - Naledi Pandor on Dirco's botched multimillion-rand New York project

'A national embarrassment' - Naledi Pandor on Dirco's botched multimillion-rand New York project

By: News24Wire      Updated 2 hours 6 minutes ago International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says the botched R118-million New York project, in which government paid for land... 

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 Boko Haram teams up with bandits in Nigeria

Boko Haram teams up with bandits in Nigeria

3rd March 2021 When Boko Haram faction leader Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for the December 2020 mass abduction of more than 300 school boys in Katsina... 

 The Road to a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Considering African Priorities

The Road to a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Considering African Priorities

3rd March 2021 The commemoration of World Wildlife Day on 3 March this year has added significance as global stakeholders work towards a new set of targets to... 

 Failure could save South African policing

Failure could save South African policing

2nd March 2021 South Africa’s recently released crime statistics reveal worrying increases in violent crime for the last quarter of 2020, including for murder,... 

COVID-19: key questions about South Africa’s vaccine rollout plan

COVID-19: key questions about South Africa’s vaccine rollout plan

2nd March 2021 South Africa has recently started its Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. Around the country, frontline healthcare workers are getting a jab of the Johnson... 

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More Problems More Money? Does China Lend More to African Countries with Higher Credit Risk Levels?

More Problems More Money? Does China Lend More to African Countries with Higher Credit Risk Levels?

Updated 10 minutes ago Over the past decade, China has provided billions of dollars in concessional and non-concessional finance to countries around the world. In light... 

Can COVID-19 Induce Governments to Implement Tax Reforms in Developing Countries?

Can COVID-19 Induce Governments to Implement Tax Reforms in Developing Countries?

Updated 11 minutes ago We estimate that the short to medium-term fiscal impact of previous pandemics has been significant in 170 countries (including low-income... 

Global Trends in 2021: How COVID-19 Is Transforming International Development

Global Trends in 2021: How COVID-19 Is Transforming International Development

Updated 13 minutes ago This policy note was prepared at the request of Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in support of its Global Trends Initiative. The note is... 

Financial performance and corporate governance: evidence from national development banks in Africa

Financial performance and corporate governance: evidence from national development banks in Africa

Updated 15 minutes ago National development banks (NDBs) have huge potential to support their country’s development strategies and the transition to low-carbon,... 

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SEIFSA partners with VennCap to open up access to funding for companies in the metal and engineering sector

Updated 2 minutes ago The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is proud to have partnered with VennCap Business Solutions to assist... 

SANCO calls for urgent removal of section 43 from COID Amendment Bill

SANCO calls for urgent removal of section 43 from COID Amendment Bill

Updated 43 minutes ago The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO), representing over 1 million members from poor and disadvantaged communities across South... 

Challenges relating to prospecting and mining licensing discussed at Mineral Resources and Energy Parliamentary portfolio committee meeting

Challenges relating to prospecting and mining licensing discussed at Mineral Resources and Energy Parliamentary portfolio committee meeting

Updated 47 minutes ago The Minerals Council South Africa notes the discussions relating to licence applications across the mining industry which took place at the Mineral... 

Gauteng Treasury develops payment monitoring tool for contractors following pressure from DA

Updated 57 minutes ago The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng is pleased to note that the Gauteng Provincial Treasury (GPT) has developed a tool to monitor the... 

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Is Apple's IWATCH name confusingly similar to SWATCH?

Is Apple's IWATCH name confusingly similar to SWATCH?

Updated 32 minutes ago In the case of Swatch AG (Swatch SA) v Apple Inc, in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), Swatch AG, the owner of the SWATCH trade mark had opposed... 

Treasury further tightens the noose on retirement assets of emigrants

Treasury further tightens the noose on retirement assets of emigrants

3rd March 2021 The Budget Review 2021 includes a proposal to impose a deemed retirement withdrawal tax on retirement assets of emigrants as an exit tax. The... 

Uber drivers in South Africa: employees or independent contractors?

Uber drivers in South Africa: employees or independent contractors?

3rd March 2021 Uber drivers are currently classified as independent contractors in South Africa, but there are plans to launch a class action to compel Uber SA to... 

Interdict granted in favour of restaurants

Interdict granted in favour of restaurants

3rd March 2021 Owners of restaurants, fast food outlets and related businesses can breathe a sigh of relief after the Federated Hospitality Association of... 

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