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Lockdown: SANDF members slammed, complaints to Military Ombudsman stream in 

By: News24Wire      Updated 32 minutes ago The Military Ombudsman Office has received complaints regarding the conduct of South African National Defence Force members for seemingly using a... 

Lockdown: SANDF members slammed, complaints to Military Ombudsman stream in
ConCourt dismisses NGO's application to challenge SA's 21-day lockdown

ConCourt dismisses NGO's application to challenge SA's 21-day lockdown 

By: News24Wire      Updated 1 hour 27 minutes ago The Constitutional Court has dismissed a non-governmental organisation's application seeking leave to challenge President Cyril Ramaphosa's order... 

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

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

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 2 hours 6 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... 

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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 4 hours 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 4 hours 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 4 hours 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 4 hours 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 1 hour 55 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 1 hour 59 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 2 hours 2 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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MDDA Extends Financial Support To Community And SCM Media Sector

MDDA Extends Financial Support To Community And SCM Media Sector

Updated 5 minutes ago The Board of the Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA) has significantly extended the MDDA’s financial support to the community and small... 

City dedicates 14 clinics to screen for Covid-19

City dedicates 14 clinics to screen for Covid-19

Updated 13 minutes ago The City of Joburg has availed two clinics in each of its seven regions to screen patients for Covid-19 in case of a wider outbreak. The... 

COVID-19 highlights the critical need for more spectrum to lower cost of data

COVID-19 highlights the critical need for more spectrum to lower cost of data

Updated 23 minutes ago Data is not a 'human right' any more than are food, clothing, transport, or medicine. Yet the Competition Commission (CompCom), which appears not... 

Vosloorus killing: DA welcomes swift action by IPID

Vosloorus killing: DA welcomes swift action by IPID

Updated 53 minutes ago The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the arrest of an EMPD officer in connection with the killing of Sibusiso Amos, a 40-year old resident of... 

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Covid-19 and Competition Law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and more

Covid-19 and Competition Law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and more

Updated 1 hour 21 minutes ago Businesses are facing uncertainty worldwide as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their rights and obligations have come into question, with... 

Guide to UIF and other Covid-19 options (UPDATED: 30 March 2020)

Guide to UIF and other Covid-19 options (UPDATED: 30 March 2020)

Updated 1 hour 26 minutes ago Much confusion has arisen with the introduction of the Covid-19 temporary employee / employer relief scheme (C19 TERS), previously referred to as a... 

The convergence of COVID-19 and force majeure

The convergence of COVID-19 and force majeure

Updated 3 hours 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 4 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... 

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