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Drought in northern Kenya pushes millions towards hunger

By: Reuters     15th October 2021 In northern Kenya, the ribs of dead sheep stretch towards the blazing sun as parched herders trudge past, a day's march from water. The value of... 

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Zimbabwe bars unvaccinated civil servants from work

By: Reuters     15th October 2021 Zimbabwe will bar unvaccinated government workers from reporting for duty from Monday as part of efforts to fight Covid -19, an official circular... 

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Security forces free ministers held hostage by veterans

By: Bloomberg     15th October 2021 South African security forces freed two cabinet ministers held hostage by war veterans demanding reparations for their involvement in the fight... 

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Transition risks

15th October 2021 Recent developments in Europe and Asia – which have seen oil, gas, coal and electricity prices surge, as well as supply disruptions – have raised... 

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Why the African Union’s mediation effort in Tigray is a non-starter

14th October 2021 The United Nations recognises mediation as one of the most effective methods of preventing, managing and above all, resolving conflicts. The UN... 

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Françafrique is a blunt tool for explaining foreign policy

14th October 2021 French President Emmanuel Macron held a new kind of France-Africa summit in Montpellier on 8 October. He invited no African heads of state. Instead... 

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Nigeria at 61: checking president Buhari's 2021 Independence Day claims

14th October 2021 On 1 October 2021 president Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigeria on the country’s Independence Day. This marked 61 years since Nigeria became a... 

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Enhancing financial commitments to disaster risk reduction in conflict contexts

Enhancing financial commitments to disaster risk reduction in conflict contexts

14th October 2021 Disaster and conflict risks are compounding, and contexts ranking high on conflict indices are already falling behind in meeting the 2030 global... 

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Freedom Front Plus 2021 Local Government Election Manifesto

13th October 2021 When we look around us, the decay of our towns and cities is clearly visible. Residents are overtaxed and underwhelmed. We do not receive value for... 

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COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health

12th October 2021 The 10 recommendations in the COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health propose a set of priority actions from the global health community... 

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Climate change, conflict and displacement: implications for protection agencies

12th October 2021 Systems thinking has often been adopted by humanitarian and specialist protection agencies – both to map the relationships between drivers and... 

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Misrepresented B-BBEE status 14 October 2021 v2

15th October 2021 The B-BBEE Commission appeals to organs of state and public entities to enhance due diligence processes to detect and reject invalid B-BBEE claims... 

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Parliament's Presiding Officers bid farewell to retiring Justices Khampepe and Jafta

15th October 2021 The Presiding Officers, led by the National Assembly Speaker Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos... 

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Mining tragedy shines spotlight on government’s ongoing regulatory failure

15th October 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is saddened by the deaths of an unverified number of miners at Nuttaboy Mine, in Namaqualand, who... 

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Government committed to driving growth of the hydrogen economy 0 Deputy Minister Majola

15th October 2021 The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has mandated the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to actively form... 

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Tighten the ESG focus or face litigation

13th October 2021 Litigation on Environmental, Social and Governance matters is rising in volume, both globally and domestically, but there are various steps that... 

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Bowmans makes two partner appointments in its Johannesburg office

13th October 2021 Leading African law firm Bowmans has appointed Zwide Mhlongo and Njabulo Hlophe as partners in its Johannesburg office. Mhlongo joins the firm’s... 

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Dentons launches combination with elite law firm in Mozambique

12th October 2021 Dentons, the world's largest law firm, has launched a combination with elite law firm, Fernanda Lopes & Associados Advogados (FL&A) in Mozambique.... 

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BRPs should note differing due dates when income tax, VAT and payroll tax liabilities arise

11th October 2021 Case law and the Tax Administration Act provide clear authority that income tax liabilities arise when the ITA34 assessments are issued by SARS,... 

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