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Holding free, fair elections barometer of good health of SA’s democracy – Ramaphosa 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     28th May 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is confident that the 2024 election will take place under conditions of peace, safety and tolerance, and... 

Holding free, fair elections barometer of good health of SA’s democracy – Ramaphosa
South African rand stable, national election looms

South African rand stable, national election looms 

By: Reuters     28th May 2024 The South African rand was stable in early trading on Tuesday, against a weaker dollar and ahead of a national election on Wednesday which could... 

Amnesty International calls for free, fair election

Amnesty International calls for free, fair election 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     28th May 2024 Ahead of the 2024 elections on Wednesday, Amnesty International South Africa urged the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC),... 

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Hate speech and disinformation in South Africa’s elections: big tech make it tough to monitor social media

Hate speech and disinformation in South Africa’s elections: big tech make it tough to monitor social media

28th May 2024 There’s a growing global movement to ensure that researchers can get access to the huge quantity of data assembled and exploited by digital... 

Elections will reveal SA’s exposure to digital influence as a service

Elections will reveal SA’s exposure to digital influence as a service

28th May 2024 Without access to social media data, ensuring voters have verifiable information rather than manipulated content is difficult. Nationalist content... 

What are the South Africans doing in Eastern DRC?

What are the South Africans doing in Eastern DRC?

28th May 2024 Four years into a protracted war between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Rwandan supported M23 rebel group, the eastern DRC is... 

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Israeli genocide continues - with international mainly non-governmental resistance

27th May 2024 In the aftermath of Israel's latest legal defeat at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week after an application by South Africa, many... 

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New parties; coalitions; possible outcomes

New parties; coalitions; possible outcomes

24th May 2024 With only a week to go before the elections, we now consider the impact of some of the new parties that have emerged since the 2019 elections; the... 

Nature positive: Guidelines for the transition in cities

Nature positive: Guidelines for the transition in cities

23rd May 2024 Cities are powerhouses of the global economy, yet 44% of their global GDP is at risk from nature loss. With only 37% of the world’s 500 most... 

Travel & Tourism Development Index 2024

Travel & Tourism Development Index 2024

23rd May 2024 While international tourist arrivals and travel and tourism contribution to global GDP are expected to reach pre-pandemic levels by the end of... 

“Educate the masses to change their minds”

“Educate the masses to change their minds”

23rd May 2024 Since 2016, the Chinese government has dramatically accelerated the relocation of rural villagers and herders in Tibet. The government says that... 

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Statements

A call for a resounding vote for the ANC and working-class power to deepen the struggle for complete emancipation

A call for a resounding vote for the ANC and working-class power to deepen the struggle for complete emancipation

28th May 2024 To every member of the working class, spanning generations and diverse occupations and professions, to those seeking work and other economic... 

Rise Mzansi Exposing Itself as Same Old Politics in New Packaging

28th May 2024 ActionSA notes a new series of paid attack smses launched by Rise Mzansi telling South Africans not to vote for ActionSA because of our efforts to... 

IFP Demands Investigation after Armed Men Threaten KZN Premier Candidate

IFP Demands Investigation after Armed Men Threaten KZN Premier Candidate

28th May 2024 The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is profoundly troubled by the safety of its KZN Provincial Chairperson and Premier Candidate, Cllr Thami Ntuli, in... 

Solidarity Crisis Summit: Parties, pressure groups unite in onslaught against the NHI

Solidarity Crisis Summit: Parties, pressure groups unite in onslaught against the NHI

28th May 2024 The onslaught against the National Health Insurance Act (NHI) has obtained a united front at Solidarity’s NHI Crisis Summit held in Centurion... 

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Press Offices

Tech companies must stand firm: Global lessons for South Africa’s upcoming election

Tech companies must stand firm: Global lessons for South Africa’s upcoming election

28th May 2024 Artificial intelligence (AI) and technology have revolutionised many aspects of our lives, and elections are no exception. These tools can enhance... 

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – an African perspective

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – an African perspective

27th May 2024 On 24 May 2024, the European (EU) Council finally adopted the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), completing the legislative... 

New Immigration Regulations: Exemption from taxation still on the cards for foreigners

New Immigration Regulations: Exemption from taxation still on the cards for foreigners

24th May 2024 Following the backlash from the tax fraternity in response to the controversial Immigration Regulations which were published (and subsequently... 

Important considerations for insurers during election season

Important considerations for insurers during election season

24th May 2024 The imminent general election in South Africa presents increased risks for the non-life insurance industry. As seen in recent years, elevated... 

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