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VBS liquidator starts reconciling large claims from depositors

By: African News Agency      Updated 31 minutes ago The liquidator of VBS Mutual Bank has received all claims from depositors that were lodged against the defunct bank and has begun a reconciliation... 

VBS liquidator starts reconciling large claims from depositors
Nigeria to push back on US rejection of WTO candidate

Nigeria to push back on US rejection of WTO candidate

By: Reuters     Updated 4 minutes ago Nigeria will lobby for its candidate to head the World Trade Organization (WTO), the country's foreign ministry said in reaction to her last-minute... 

Tanzania's Magufuli leads presidential race as opposition cries foul

Tanzania's Magufuli leads presidential race as opposition cries foul

By: Reuters     Updated 24 minutes ago Tanzania's President John Magufuli is leading the presidential election count, preliminary results showed on Friday, after a contest this week... 

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 Vocational training to prevent terrorism can be counterproductive

Vocational training to prevent terrorism can be counterproductive

Updated 2 hours 8 minutes ago Numerous programmes to prevent and counter violent extremism in Africa, including those aimed at peacebuilding, include vocational training in... 

Some progress

Some progress

30th October 2020 Despite much head scratching over the timelines provided in the Reconstruction and Recovery Plan for the commissioning of much-needed electricity... 

South Africa's waning economic fortunes demand harsh policy adjustments: who will bear the brunt?

South Africa's waning economic fortunes demand harsh policy adjustments: who will bear the brunt?

29th October 2020 The social and economic crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated South Africa’s fiscal crisis. But the origins of the fiscal... 

South Africa's economic reform ambitions fall short of what's required: a few pointers

South Africa's economic reform ambitions fall short of what's required: a few pointers

29th October 2020 Over the past two decades various African National Congress (ANC) administrations in South Africa have sought to redistribute income to the poor... 

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“Whoever Finds the Vaccine Must Share It” – Strengthening Human Rights and Transparency Around Covid-19 Vaccines

“Whoever Finds the Vaccine Must Share It” – Strengthening Human Rights and Transparency Around Covid-19 Vaccines

Updated 1 hour 50 minutes ago The Covid-19 pandemic is among the gravest global health and economic crises in history. By mid-October 2020, it had taken the lives of more than a... 

 Vision Towards a Responsible Future of Consumption: Collaborative action framework for consumer industries

Vision Towards a Responsible Future of Consumption: Collaborative action framework for consumer industries

Updated 1 hour 52 minutes ago The global pandemic has underscored the underlying and persistent problems that predated COVID-19 and have exacerbated its effects: climate change;... 

Improving youth livelihoods in the Ghana cocoa belt: an impact evaluation of the MASO programme

Improving youth livelihoods in the Ghana cocoa belt: an impact evaluation of the MASO programme

Updated 1 hour 55 minutes ago This study uses a youth livelihood lens to assess the impacts of the MASO multifaceted five-year cocoa programmes, implemented in Ghana by a... 

Official Development Assistance, Global Public Goods, and Implications for Climate Finance

Official Development Assistance, Global Public Goods, and Implications for Climate Finance

28th October 2020 Is research into a Covid-19 vaccine a suitable use of Official Development Assistance (ODA)? What about finance to reduce carbon dioxide emissions?... 

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Home Affairs enforces immigration laws at Paint City in Bellville, Cape Town

Home Affairs enforces immigration laws at Paint City in Bellville, Cape Town

Updated 19 minutes ago The Home Affairs Inspectorate officials, supported by SAPS, the City of Cape Town, Departments of Social Development and Health and other law... 

DA condemns potential Barclays loan to SAA

DA condemns potential Barclays loan to SAA

Updated 1 hour 7 minutes ago The Democratic Alliance (DA) will write to the Group CEO of Barclays, Jes Staley, to implore that his banking group does not supply short term... 

Jobs-for-pals in Umsobomvu must stop

Updated 1 hour 19 minutes ago The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape requests an urgent investigation from the MEC for Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements &... 

ANC leadership should remove refuse in Renosterberg

ANC leadership should remove refuse in Renosterberg

Updated 1 hour 57 minutes ago The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is calling on the ANC to take responsibility for Renosterberg municipal services having ground to... 

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Enhance procurement due diligence with WorldCompliance

Enhance procurement due diligence with WorldCompliance

29th October 2020 Procurement due diligence remains in sharp focus following the release of civil society group Corruption Watch’s 2020 Analysis of Corruption Trends... 

Fake whisky, chocolates and grass – case law you need to be on top of

Fake whisky, chocolates and grass – case law you need to be on top of

29th October 2020 Is ‘whisky flavoured’ an actual thing, and is it anything close to real, Scottish whisky? Can failure to declare a gift of chocolates land you in... 

Your Will and the reality of procrastination

Your Will and the reality of procrastination

29th October 2020 More than 75% of South Africans pass away without a valid Will in place, causing devastating consequences for their families and dependants. To... 

AA Needs A Massive Training Boost

AA Needs A Massive Training Boost

29th October 2020 Many years after promulgation of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) it is time that its efficacy is reviewed. As a labour relations consultant I... 

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