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Solidarity serves govt court papers over NHI Act 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     24th May 2024 Solidarity noted it will on Friday serve government court documents which it said could bring the implementation of the National Health Insurance... 

Solidarity serves govt court papers over NHI Act
Will South Africa have a new government or president after election?

Will South Africa have a new government or president after election? 

By: Reuters     24th May 2024 South Africans vote in national and provincial elections on May 29 with opinion polls suggesting the governing African National Congress (ANC) will... 

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Zuma says he will fight for his rights over South Africa election disqualification 

By: Reuters     24th May 2024 South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that he will fight for his rights, after the country's top court ruled that he was not... 

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South Africa: Gold mine pollution is poisoning Soweto’s water and soil – study finds food gardens are at risk

South Africa: Gold mine pollution is poisoning Soweto’s water and soil – study finds food gardens are at risk

24th May 2024 For 140 years, gold mines in Johannesburg, South Africa have been leaking wastewater contaminated with heavy metals. The acid mine drainage from... 

Italy’s Giorgia Meloni woos Africa

Italy’s Giorgia Meloni woos Africa

24th May 2024 The far-right Italian Prime Minister has reached out to Africa – but is it only about immigration? Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has proven... 

African Standby Force turns 20: has it helped keep the peace? The pros and cons

African Standby Force turns 20: has it helped keep the peace? The pros and cons

24th May 2024 1. Why was the African Standby Force established? The African Union (AU) adopted the African Standby Force’s policy framework in 2004. The force... 

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Unintended consequences?

24th May 2024 It is highly unlikely that South Africa would have made the progress it has in stabilising electricity supply and setting in place initiatives to... 

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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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DA Calls on Home Affairs Minister to urgently resolve ID collection issue

24th May 2024 The Democratic Alliance has called on Minister of Home Affairs to urgently ensure that the technical issue, whereby attempts to collect identity... 

POPCRU raises concerns about SAPS’ arrogance toward the national general elections

POPCRU raises concerns about SAPS’ arrogance toward the national general elections

24th May 2024 The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is deeply concerned about how the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) management is conducting... 

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi

End suffering of the vulnerable now: Premier Lesufi must pay NPO subsidies!

23rd May 2024 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng demands that the Gauteng Department of Social Development (DSD) immediately pay the non-profit... 

Police Minister Bheki Cele

DA submits PAIA application for Bheki Cele's refusal to release crime statistics before elections

23rd May 2024 The DA has submitted a request to the Minister of Police under the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA) to obtain copies of the... 

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Press Offices

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... 

On the road to a cashless society – SARB digital payments roadmap

On the road to a cashless society – SARB digital payments roadmap

24th May 2024 On 18 April 2024, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) published its digital payments roadmap. The document entitled Digital Payments Roadmap:... 

Financial Sector Regulation and the Prudential Authority published Joint Standard 2 of 2024 on cybersecurity and cyber resilience requirements

Financial Sector Regulation and the Prudential Authority published Joint Standard 2 of 2024 on cybersecurity and cyber resilience requirements

23rd May 2024 The Joint Standard 2 of 2024 (Joint Standard) applies to all financial institutions as defined in the Joint Standard. It sets out the requirements... 

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