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Zimbabwe's big businesses are losing the fight for dollars

By: Bloomberg     16th April 2024 From the tiny space he rents in the central business district of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, Brian Tinotenda can look across the... 

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UN forum calls for more funding, steps towards slavery reparations

By: Reuters     16th April 2024 A United Nations forum on people of African descent opened on Tuesday with calls for extra funding to support its work and progress towards... 

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Exceptional blue Cullinan diamond lifts latest Petra tender prices by 22% 

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2024 The sale by Southern African diamond mining company Petra Diamonds of an exceptional blue diamond in its fifth tender cycle lifted the average... 


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South Africa’s polls unlikely to result in widespread public violence

12th April 2024 South Africa’s 29 May national and provincial elections will be the hardest fought since the birth of the country’s democracy in 1994. Surveys show... 

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South Africa’s first election was saved by a Kenyan: the fascinating story of Washington Okumu, the accidental mediator

12th April 2024 What’s sometimes forgotten about the 26-29 April 1994 vote that installed the African National Congress (ANC) government in South Africa is that,... 

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Attitudinal shift

12th April 2024 It is estimated that about 2.5 GW of rooftop solar was installed across South Africa last year; a trend that was expected to continue at the start... 

The age of anxiety and turbulence

12th April 2024 A range of statements echoed through the chambers of the Munich Security Conference recently, and etched on everyone’s face was anxiousness about... 

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International co-operation to accelerate green hydrogen deployment

16th April 2024 This report from IRENA's Collaborative Framework on Green Hydrogen assesses progress in green hydrogen deployment. The report gauges the success... 

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ANC 2024 Election Manifesto

15th April 2024 Over the past 30 years, the people of South Africa, led by the ANC, have been at the forefront of a movement to construct a new South Africa. Our... 

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Backstopping multilateral development banks: the fiscal context of callable capital for shareholder governments

12th April 2024 Callable capital is an international treaty obligation with a nominal value of $891 billion across seven major multilateral development banks... 

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Nigeria’s fossil fuel subsidy reforms: the welfare effects on households

12th April 2024 The removal of fossil fuel subsidies is critical to limit temperature increases and lower carbon emissions. But doing so can have profound social... 

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More than 200 doctors still waiting for community service placement

More than 200 doctors still waiting for community service placement

16th April 2024 The DA will write to Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, regarding information we received that more than 200 doctors that have successfully completed... 

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President Ramaphosa finally stands up to Lindiwe Zulu and refuses Mchunu-appointment

16th April 2024 The DA notes that President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally taken the smallest of stands against Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu by snubbing... 

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Presidency update on Presidential Ethekwini Working Group

16th April 2024 In February 2024, President Cyril Ramaphosa, accompanied by Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Police Bheki Cele, Minister... 

Treasury on IMF Fiscal Transparency Evaluation Report

Treasury on IMF Fiscal Transparency Evaluation Report

16th April 2024 National Treasury notes and welcomes the release of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Fiscal Transparency Evaluation Report. South Africa has... 

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Stamping out racially charged misconduct

12th April 2024 A recent Labour Court judgment reaffirms the court's position to support employers that dismiss employees for racial misconduct, whether casual or... 

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Vicarious liability claims arising out of sexual harassment and the passage of time

11th April 2024 The High Court recently emphasised the impact of prescription on a claim for vicarious liability arising out of sexual harassment in LM and South... 


Shifting gears and driving competition: Proposed changes to the Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarkets

11th April 2024 The Competition Commission is proposing changes to its Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarkets (“Guidelines“), and... 

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The AI National Policy: South Africa’s initial step to establish an AI policy and regulatory framework

11th April 2024 At the AI Government Summit on 5 April 2024, the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (“DCDT“) launched South Africa’s Artificial... 

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