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Sudan clears final hurdle for debt relief at Paris conference

By: Reuters     Updated 4 hours ago International Monetary Fund member countries have agreed to clear Sudan's arrears to the institution, France's president said on Monday, removing a... 

Sudan clears final hurdle for debt relief at Paris conference
Covid-19: Cases rise by 1 757, vaccination numbers being reconciled as phase 2 kicks off

Covid-19: Cases rise by 1 757, vaccination numbers being reconciled as phase 2 kicks off

By: News24Wire      Updated 6 hours ago South Africa recorded 1 757 new confirmed Covid-19 cases as of Monday, along with 50 new confirmed deaths. The total number of cases recorded as of... 

 Mozambique attacks expected on the agenda as Ramaphosa attends Africa summit in Paris

Mozambique attacks expected on the agenda as Ramaphosa attends Africa summit in Paris

By: News24Wire      Updated 6 hours ago The situation in Mozambique is one of the issues expected to be on the agenda during a summit on the financing of African economies organised by... 

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 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... 

Ramaphosa appears -- finally -- to have his grip on South Africa's ruling ANC

Ramaphosa appears -- finally -- to have his grip on South Africa's ruling ANC

14th May 2021 If the outcomes of the most recent meeting of the national executive committee (NEC) of South Africa’s governing party, the African National... 

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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... 

Do High-Stakes Exams Promote Consistent Educational Standards?

Do High-Stakes Exams Promote Consistent Educational Standards?

17th May 2021 Each year over two million secondary-school students across English-speaking West Africa sit coordinated exams, with the explicit goal of... 

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Statements

Communist Party of Swaziland rejects the Mswati autocracy’s undertaking to investigate itself on the brutalisation of the people by its police

Communist Party of Swaziland rejects the Mswati autocracy’s undertaking to investigate itself on the brutalisation of the people by its police

Updated 1 hour 22 minutes ago The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) totally rejects the Mswati autocracy’s nonsensical undertaking to investigate itself on the recent death of... 

Government releases auto green paper on the advancement of new energy vehicles in South Africa

Government releases auto green paper on the advancement of new energy vehicles in South Africa

Updated 3 hours ago The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has released today a Green Paper on the advancement of new energy vehicles in South... 

Sub-Commitee invites comments on candidates' applications for NYDA Board

Sub-Commitee invites comments on candidates' applications for NYDA Board

Updated 3 hours ago The Sub-Committee of the Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities and the Select Committee on Health and Social Services... 

Government’s R15.6 billion capitulation to public sector unions

Government’s R15.6 billion capitulation to public sector unions

Updated 3 hours ago The government's offer of a "cash gratuity" to all public servants of R978 per month is a capitulation to the threats of public sector unions.... 

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Covid-19 and the Consumer Sector: One Year On

Covid-19 and the Consumer Sector: One Year On

Updated 7 hours ago The economic consequences of Covid-19 are continuing to be felt in the form of changed shopping patterns and lifestyles, but also faster innovation... 

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,... 

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