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Zuma's trial adjourned to May 26 

By: Reuters     17th May 2021 A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to an arms deal was adjourned on Monday to... 

Zuma's trial adjourned to May 26
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‘I will never leave the ANC’ – Ace Magashule

‘I will never leave the ANC’ – Ace Magashule 

By: Sane Dhlamini     17th May 2021 Suspended African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule said on Monday that he will never leave the party nor be banned from the... 

Israel’s actions a violation of international law – Ramaphosa

Israel’s actions a violation of international law – Ramaphosa 

By: Sane Dhlamini     17th May 2021 In his weekly letter to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out against the Israel-Palestine conflict, calling Israel’s actions a... 

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South Africa must ban sugary drinks sales in schools. Self regulation is failing

South Africa must ban sugary drinks sales in schools. Self regulation is failing

17th May 2021 In 2017, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa voluntarily announced that it would stop supplying sugary beverages to primary school outlets. The... 

 Climate change and violence in Africa: no time to lose

Climate change and violence in Africa: no time to lose

17th May 2021 Climate change poses serious security threats in Africa. Global organisations, regional communities and countries are increasingly recognising this... 

It is time to do a rethink on special economic zones — the current model isn’t working

It is time to do a rethink on special economic zones — the current model isn’t working

14th May 2021 It is time to do a radical rethink of South Africa’s approach towards special economic zones (SEZs). The current approach, which has been tried... 

New approach to floundering SEZs is needed to tackle joblessness

New approach to floundering SEZs is needed to tackle joblessness

14th May 2021 If evaluated in terms of how much additional value they create, many zones worldwide are expensive failures. You would not think it judging by the... 

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Presidential Employment Stimulus March Progress Report

Presidential Employment Stimulus March Progress Report

17th May 2021 The Presidential Employment Stimulus supports a range of programmes, from expanding public employment to protecting existing jobs and creating new... 

Livestock Investment Master Plan

Livestock Investment Master Plan

17th May 2021 Agriculture is a major source of income in Africa, with 50-70% of Africans relying on agriculture for their livelihoods but the sector’s true... 

Republic of Mozambique: Technical Assistance Report-Inflation Targeting and Model-based Monetary Policy Analysis

Republic of Mozambique: Technical Assistance Report-Inflation Targeting and Model-based Monetary Policy Analysis

17th May 2021 The purpose of the mission was to improve the understanding of the conduct of monetary policy in an inflation targeting (IT) central bank. During... 

Cyber Resilience in the Oil and Gas Industry: Playbook for Boards and Corporate Officers

Cyber Resilience in the Oil and Gas Industry: Playbook for Boards and Corporate Officers

17th May 2021 To help the energy industry improve its resilience against cyber risk, the World Economic Forum has convened over 40 senior executives to establish... 

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Statements

ANC to oppose to lift temporary suspension of Secretary General Comrade Ace Magashule

ANC to oppose to lift temporary suspension of Secretary General Comrade Ace Magashule

17th May 2021 The African National Congress (ANC) National Officials met today, Monday, 17th of May 2021 and affirmed the decision to oppose the application... 

COSATU in solidarity with the people of Palestine as we commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of Nakba amid Israeli attacks

COSATU in solidarity with the people of Palestine as we commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of Nakba amid Israeli attacks

17th May 2021 The Congress of the South African Trade Unions (COSATU) extends its solidarity to the people of Palestine as we commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of... 

Localisation: What is Realistic?

Localisation: What is Realistic?

17th May 2021 New research on localisation policy launched today by BUSA and BLSA • Businesses surveyed are supportive and eager to localise their supply chains... 

JRA strongly condemns the use of a regular vehicle to repair potholes

JRA strongly condemns the use of a regular vehicle to repair potholes

17th May 2021 The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has noted, with great concern, a video that was circulated on social media in which JRA personnel in branded... 

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Press Offices

Bowmans establishes new Dispute Resolution team offering corporate investigations and integrated risk services across the continent

Bowmans establishes new Dispute Resolution team offering corporate investigations and integrated risk services across the continent

14th May 2021 Leading African law firm Bowmans today announced the formation of a new multi-disciplinary team as part of its ongoing efforts to help clients with... 

Digital mergers potentially face greater scrutiny

Digital mergers potentially face greater scrutiny

13th May 2021 The Competition Commission has invited public comment on proposed amendments to its Small Merger Guidelines, which expand the scope of potentially... 

Competition Commission’s Report on the effects of the Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector, 2020

Competition Commission’s Report on the effects of the Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector, 2020

12th May 2021 1. Background On 23 April 2021, the Competition Commission (Commission) published a notice in the Government Gazette in which it, inter alia,... 

How does POPIA affect employers?

How does POPIA affect employers?

12th May 2021 The Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013 (POPIA) follows the example of similar, quite onerous legislation in the European Union aimed at... 

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