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Latest Covid-19 numbers: 4 173 new cases bring SA's total to 796 472, with 21 709 deaths

By: News24Wire      Updated 15 minutes ago South Africa recorded 65 more Covid-19-related deaths by Tuesday, bringing the recorded death toll to 21 709. Of the 109 deaths, four were recorded... 

Latest Covid-19 numbers: 4 173 new cases bring SA's total to 796 472, with 21 709 deaths
South Africa missed first payment window to join Covax, a global vaccine access initiative

South Africa missed first payment window to join Covax, a global vaccine access initiative

By: News24Wire      Updated 30 minutes ago South Africa is yet to make an estimated R500-million payment to an international initiative designed to secure equitable access to Covid-19... 

Land Bank creditor urges South Africa to speed up rescue efforts

By: Bloomberg     Updated 1 hour 14 minutes ago South Africa’s National Treasury and the state-owned Land and Agricultural Development Bank are being accused of dragging their heels in... 

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African governments should have a fresh look at agriculture as part of the economic recovery plan after Covid-19

African governments should have a fresh look at agriculture as part of the economic recovery plan after Covid-19

Updated 1 hour 9 minutes ago The Covid-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for African governments to relook agriculture as part of the economic recovery plan. A new approach... 

COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

2nd December 2020 Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. Experts agree that... 

 High expectations for the next AU Commission chair

High expectations for the next AU Commission chair

2nd December 2020 African leaders are set to elect a new African Union Commission (AUC) at the continental body’s next ordinary summit early in 2021. At the top of... 

 Lives or livelihoods

Lives or livelihoods

2nd December 2020 The coronavirus crisis poses new and unprecedented challenges for every country, in particular developing nations. Our Chief Executive Elizabeth... 

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Statement on universal and equitable access to vaccines for COVID-19

Statement on universal and equitable access to vaccines for COVID-19

1st December 2020 A safe and effective vaccine is expected to reduce the health and life risks posed by COVID-19, while allowing, at the same time, a progressive... 

Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling

Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling

1st December 2020 Heating and cooling accounts for almost half of global energy consumption. With most of this relying fossil fuels, however, it contributes heavily... 

Economic Pulse 1: Covid-19 and economic crisis – China’s recovery and international response

Economic Pulse 1: Covid-19 and economic crisis – China’s recovery and international response

1st December 2020 This is the first report in ODI’s Economic Pulse series. It explores China’s international economic response to Covid-19 and analyses its... 

Reclaiming Public Development Banks to finance a sustainable and equitable recovery post Covid-19

Reclaiming Public Development Banks to finance a sustainable and equitable recovery post Covid-19

1st December 2020 Public development banks (PDBs) are in a unique and powerful position to play a key role in the post Covid-19 recovery. Following efforts to frame... 

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Liquor and restaurant restrictions will only inflict further harm on South Africa's economy

Liquor and restaurant restrictions will only inflict further harm on South Africa's economy

Updated 36 minutes ago The Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken note that the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is considering curbing the sale of alcohol from... 

DA George welcomes “no lockdowns” statement by Western Cape Provincial Government

DA George welcomes “no lockdowns” statement by Western Cape Provincial Government

Updated 47 minutes ago The Democratic Alliance (DA) in George welcomes the emphatic statement by the Western Cape Provincial Government that all holidaymakers are welcome... 

Three Social Development MECs in one year raises concerns about stability within the department

Three Social Development MECs in one year raises concerns about stability within the department

Updated 1 hour 5 minutes ago The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng notes that the Gauteng Premier, David Makhura has reshuffled his executives and the current MEC for Social... 

DA welcomes legal intervention to stop political interference in SABC retrenchments

DA welcomes legal intervention to stop political interference in SABC retrenchments

2nd December 2020 The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the complaint lodged by SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa regarding the on-air request by two South... 

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Baker McKenzie’s internal innovation hackathon to find solutions to client pain points in Africa

Baker McKenzie’s internal innovation hackathon to find solutions to client pain points in Africa

2nd December 2020 Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg recently held an internal innovation hackathon, during which employees were challenged to design new or improved... 

AfricaCom - AfricaTech 2020, key takeaways

AfricaCom - AfricaTech 2020, key takeaways

2nd December 2020 ​​Webber Wentzel was invited to speak at and attend AfricaTech 2020, held virtually for the first time this year from 9 to 13 November 2020. We... 

Enabling policies awaited after 4th Industrial Revolution Report

Enabling policies awaited after 4th Industrial Revolution Report

2nd December 2020 The Presidential Commission Report on the 4th Industrial Revolution makes several strategic recommendations, but it needs to be followed by agile... 

Webber Wentzel welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

Webber Wentzel welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

2nd December 2020 Aneshree Naidoo has joined Webber Wentzel as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. Aneshree joins the firm from Deloitte Consulting, where she... 

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