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Coronavirus will be with us for some time, Ramaphosa tells traditional leaders 

By: News24Wire      4th March 2021 The coronavirus pandemic will continue to be with us for some time to come and the task of rebuilding the country is immense, President Cyril... 

Coronavirus will be with us for some time, Ramaphosa tells traditional leaders
President Cyril Ramaphosa with Traditional Leaders
Labour Court dismisses SAA pilots' application for leave to appeal lockout

Labour Court dismisses SAA pilots' application for leave to appeal lockout 

By: News24Wire      4th March 2021 The Labour Court has on Thursday dismissed an application by the SAA Pilots Association for leave to appeal a prior judgment in December 2020 which... 

Calls for Judge President John Hlophe's suspension based on vendetta – lawyer

Calls for Judge President John Hlophe's suspension based on vendetta – lawyer 

By: News24Wire      4th March 2021 Calls for the suspension of Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe are based on a personal vendetta, his lawyer said in a statement.... 

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One-stop-border boost?

One-stop-border boost?

5th March 2021 One of the unsung highlights of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget 2021 speech was his announcement that the border posts at South Africa’s six... 

What South Africans should know, but don’t, about government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement

What South Africans should know, but don’t, about government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement

4th March 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has again highlighted the challenges facing public procurement in South Africa. The Auditor-General’s reports on COVID-19... 

How Zuma uses war metaphor to fight allegations of graft in South Africa

How Zuma uses war metaphor to fight allegations of graft in South Africa

4th March 2021 Early in February former President Jacob Zuma issued a statement defying a Constitutional Court decision compelling him to appear before the... 

 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... 

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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?

4th March 2021 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?

4th March 2021 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

4th March 2021 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

4th March 2021 National development banks (NDBs) have huge potential to support their country’s development strategies and the transition to low-carbon,... 

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Statements

SACP message of heartfelt condolences to the family of Karima Brown

SACP message of heartfelt condolences to the family of Karima Brown

4th March 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) conveys its heartfelt condolences to the family of journalist, broadcaster and political analyst Karima... 

SA Confrmed Covid-19 Cases

SA Confrmed Covid-19 Cases

4th March 2021 As the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 516 262 with 1 447 new cases identified since the last report.   

NewCo acquires Silica Holdings following merger approval by Tribunal

NewCo acquires Silica Holdings following merger approval by Tribunal

4th March 2021 The Tribunal has approved, without conditions, the large merger whereby Business Venture Investments No. 2182 (Pty) Ltd (“NewCo”) will acquire... 

COSATU North West condemns the gang violence in Jouberton

COSATU North West condemns the gang violence in Jouberton

4th March 2021 The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West province condemns the ongoing violence in Jouberton that has seen the destruction of... 

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Press Offices

Is Apple's IWATCH name confusingly similar to SWATCH?

Is Apple's IWATCH name confusingly similar to SWATCH?

4th March 2021 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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