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South African tourism scuppered by extreme licensing delays

By: Darren Parker     21st January 2022 The South African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has sent a letter of demand to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula calling for urgent action... 

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South Africa bolsters genomics capability to hunt deadly disease

By: Bloomberg     21st January 2022 South Africa is enhancing its capacity to identify and respond to emerging pathogens and deadly diseases after leading global efforts to identify... 

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Eskom warns inflation-linked hike will trigger request for more government support

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 5 hours ago State-owned utility Eskom warns that an inflation-linked hike will force it to seek yet more support from the National Treasury, amid overwhelming... 

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The Just Energy Transition Transaction in South Africa

21st January 2022 Sometimes the ‘impossible’ seems far-fetched and unrealistic, but it can be on the cusp of happening, even if it still has some journey to cover.... 

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Three pillars to strengthening health systems in African countries

20th January 2022 Africa needs, and is ready for, nothing short of a new public health order, with systems better able to prepare for and respond to the next health... 

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How Covid gave African countries the opportunity to improve public health

20th January 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic has tested Africa’s public healthcare systems. It exposed weaknesses, gaps and inequalities – but also some potential... 

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Party politics still the only game in town in Tanzania

20th January 2022 The year started with news of the resignation of Tanzania’s Speaker of the National Assembly Job Ndugai. His crime was questioning President Samia... 

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Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor

Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor

20th January 2022 As countries around the world rally behind net zero targets, hydrogen is increasingly seen as a missing piece of the energy transformation puzzle... 

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Africa and its Regions

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Africa and its Regions

20th January 2022 An energy system centred on renewable energy can help resolve many of Africa’s social, economic, health and environmental challenges. A profound... 

The Natural Gas Value Chain: Potential for National Economies

The Natural Gas Value Chain: Potential for National Economies

19th January 2022 This report contains an analysis of gas sector value chains and downstream policy tradeoffs. It is intended to enhance the capacity of regional... 

 Transforming through Trust: How social innovators are transforming the lives of 722 million

Transforming through Trust: How social innovators are transforming the lives of 722 million

19th January 2022 From building hospitals in rural India, empowering Black communities in Brazil, providing financial resources to last-mile communities in Ghana and... 

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Joburg Theatre billed to stage battle of Isandlwana

Updated 7 hours ago Award-winning vocalist, songwriter and academic, Mbuso Khoza will perform a gripping recitation of the historic Battle of Isandlwana in an... 

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Eskom Development Foundation to host two-day Business Empowerment workshop for entrepreneurs 

Updated 7 hours ago The Eskom Development Foundation (ESDEF) will host a national Business Connect workshop for entrepreneurs from 3-4 February 2022.  The Business... 

Chairperson of Scopa on correspondence received from Mervyn Dirks

21st January 2022 Since the news broke of the letter written to me by Mr Mervyn Dirks, there has been a series of baseless speculations on the matter, and undue... 

REBOSA welcomes new property laws

21st January 2022 As of 1 February 2022, the new Property Practitioners Act (PPA) will officially commence. According to Tony Clarke, Chairman of the Real Estate... 

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The ‘Silent’ Changes Affecting South Africans Who Are Emigrating

20th January 2022 The transition from the old emigration regime to the current regime - ceasing of tax residency, came with some relief. However, there were some... 

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Non-Compliant Property Practitioners to soon be Practicing on Rented Time

20th January 2022 Property Practitioners, including Estate Agents, Candidate Estate Agents, and Property Managing Agents (“the Agents”), have for years been... 

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Private equity opportunities open up post-pandemic

19th January 2022 While the Covid-19 pandemic has had a clear impact on some of the private equity firms’ fundraising timelines and targets, this was partly offset... 

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ENSafrica’s Michael Katz awarded Chambers Africa Lifetime Achievement Award

18th January 2022 ENSafrica’s Michael Katz has been awarded the Chambers Lifetime Achievement Award. ENSafrica is delighted to announce that the Chairman of the... 

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