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Solidarity Fund sets aside R100m to procure protective equipment for frontline health workers

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 24 minutes ago The Solidarity Fund announced on March 30 that it would be using a portion of the R500-million raised during its first week of operations to... 

Solidarity Fund sets aside R100m to procure protective equipment for frontline health workers
Public Enterprises to study liquidation application by SA Express business rescue practitioners

Public Enterprises to study liquidation application by SA Express business rescue practitioners

By: News24Wire      Updated 26 minutes ago Allegations by the business rescue practitioners of SA Express that the government deliberately withheld financial support from them, and that the... 

Rwanda warns public against unapproved drugs for Covid-19

Rwanda warns public against unapproved drugs for Covid-19

By: African News Agency      Updated 28 minutes ago The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (Rwanda FDA) has warned the general public against taking unapproved drugs for treating Covid-19. In a... 

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The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same

The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same

Updated 2 hours 44 minutes ago With COVID-19 infections now evident in 176 countries, the pandemic is the most significant threat to humanity since the second world war. Then, as... 

 Replicating global responses to COVID-19 may not work for Africa

Replicating global responses to COVID-19 may not work for Africa

Updated 2 hours 47 minutes ago The first case of COVID-19, now a global pandemic present in 199 countries, was reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Africa’s first confirmed... 

Ambassador Lin Songtian’s recall signals shifts ahead in China-Africa relationship

Ambassador Lin Songtian’s recall signals shifts ahead in China-Africa relationship

Updated 2 hours 49 minutes ago The sudden recall from South Africa of Chinese ambassador Lin Songtian was initially interpreted as being a demotion. But the contrary appears to... 

South African mayor incorrect about Covid-19 ‘vaccine’

South African mayor incorrect about Covid-19 ‘vaccine’

Updated 2 hours 52 minutes ago South Africa went into lockdown on 27 March 2020, as the government tries to control the spread of the new coronavirus.  There are now more than... 

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 How to confront the coronavirus catastrophe

How to confront the coronavirus catastrophe

Updated 16 minutes ago The coronavirus is impacting everyone across the globe. People fear for their own health and for that of their loved ones. The virus exposes... 

Mobilizing the Private Sector in Peace and Reconciliation

Mobilizing the Private Sector in Peace and Reconciliation

Updated 20 minutes ago The annual cost of conflict is a trillion dollars, according to calculations by the Institute of Economics and Peace 2017. Clearly wars pose... 

What to Do When You Can’t Prove DFI Additionality

What to Do When You Can’t Prove DFI Additionality

Updated 23 minutes ago Additionality” is central to claims of impact by development finance institutions (DFIs). At its core is the notion that DFIs are necessary to... 

 Known Traveller Digital Identity Specifications Guidance

Known Traveller Digital Identity Specifications Guidance

26th March 2020 The Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI) concept relies upon a trusted, decentralized and interoperable identity platform enabled through... 

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Statements

Statement by SA Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation On The Occasion of The UNESCO Virtual Minesterial Dialogue on COVID-19 And Open Science

Statement by SA Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation On The Occasion of The UNESCO Virtual Minesterial Dialogue on COVID-19 And Open Science

Updated 5 minutes ago The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global challenge. South Africa agrees that a concerted, united global scientific response is required to... 

Fuel price drop a welcome relief

Fuel price drop a welcome relief

Updated 8 minutes ago Statement by Stanford Mazhindu, spokesperson of the trade union UASA: Amidst all the negative impact that Covid-19 has unleashed, the upcoming... 

Farmworkers Are Vulnerable To  Labour Malpractice

Farmworkers Are Vulnerable To Labour Malpractice

Updated 17 minutes ago  The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development wishes to send a clear message to all employers in the agricultural... 

NUMSA Rejects Attempts By WACO To Make Money From Coronavirus!

NUMSA Rejects Attempts By WACO To Make Money From Coronavirus!

Updated 23 minutes ago The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Mpumalanga rejects with contempt attempts by Waco management to blackmail workers... 

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The convergence of COVID-19 and force majeure

The convergence of COVID-19 and force majeure

Updated 1 hour 44 minutes ago As the global community is grappling with COVID-19 and its ramifications, parties to commercial agreements have not been spared from panic in... 

The Impact of COVID-19 on China’s Belt and Road Initiatives in Africa

The Impact of COVID-19 on China’s Belt and Road Initiatives in Africa

Updated 3 hours ago A new report by Economist Corporate Network, supported by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, BRI Beyond 2020 (report), shows that the ripple... 

Mediation between landlords and tenants – a critical tool now?

Mediation between landlords and tenants – a critical tool now?

Updated 3 hours ago Some definitions of mediation include "an intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it” or “intervention in a process or relationship. ” The... 

Utilization of Annual Leave and claiming from the Temporary Employer and Employee Relief (“TERS”) Scheme during #COVID-19 lockdown

Utilization of Annual Leave and claiming from the Temporary Employer and Employee Relief (“TERS”) Scheme during #COVID-19 lockdown

Updated 3 hours ago The Department of Employment and Labour (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) has published a Directive (“hereinafter referred to as “the... 

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