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WHO says Covid-19 deaths surge 43% week-on-week in Africa

By: Reuters     15th July 2021 Africa recorded a 43% rise in Covid-19 deaths this week compared with last week as infections and hospital admissions have jumped and countries... 

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Democratic Republic of Congo court lifts former PM's house arrest

By: Reuters     15th July 2021 Former Congolese Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon has been freed from house arrest after he agreed to make himself available to answer questions... 

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Pandemic disruptions push millions of Nigerians into hunger

By: Reuters     15th July 2021 Shehu Ismaila Gbadebo has worked as a barber for two decades. The money he made at his rented stall in a bustling suburb of Nigeria's megacity,... 

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 Stranded Suez ship confounds world uneasy about the long haul

Stranded Suez ship confounds world uneasy about the long haul

29th March 2021 The Suez Canal is one of the world’s major shipping routes, or at least it was until the Ever Given ran aground on 23 March. The blustery... 

Cyril Ramaphosa: I’d work with you, Baas John, but not Gogo Zille

Cyril Ramaphosa: I’d work with you, Baas John, but not Gogo Zille

26th March 2021 Award-winning columnist Bhekisisa Mncube advises the ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa to accept the co-operation offer from the Democratic Alliance... 

 Filling Magufuli’s big shoes – or scrapping them

Filling Magufuli’s big shoes – or scrapping them

26th March 2021 Tanzania’s controversial President John Magufuli was officially declared dead on 17 March of a heart attack, though many suspect it was from... 

Does agriculture account for nearly half of Nigeria’s economy and provide a living for ‘90% of rural dwellers’?

Does agriculture account for nearly half of Nigeria’s economy and provide a living for ‘90% of rural dwellers’?

26th March 2021 To help leave a legacy in Africa, US president Joe Biden should focus on the continent’s economy, said an online news publication. For Nigeria in... 

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Reclaiming Public Development Banks to finance a sustainable and equitable recovery post Covid-19

Reclaiming Public Development Banks to finance a sustainable and equitable recovery post Covid-19

1st December 2020 Public development banks (PDBs) are in a unique and powerful position to play a key role in the post Covid-19 recovery. Following efforts to frame... 

Closing the Skills Gap: Key Insights and Success Metrics

Closing the Skills Gap: Key Insights and Success Metrics

1st December 2020 Closing the Skills Gap: Key Insights and Success Metrics provides an overview of learnings from the World Economic Forum’s Closing the Skills Gap... 

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World malaria report 2020

1st December 2020 The 2020 edition of the World malaria report takes a historical look at key milestones that helped shape the global response to the disease over... 

 Growth Drivers in Kenya: A Supply-Side Analysis

Growth Drivers in Kenya: A Supply-Side Analysis

1st December 2020 We empirically assess the drivers of output growth in Kenya using a Cobb-Douglas production function within a growth accounting framework. Our... 

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IFP Saddended by Passing of Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize

16th September 2021 The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with... 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on the passing of Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize

16th September 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa is deeply saddened by the passing of Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and... 

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ANC mourns the passing of Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize

16th September 2021 The African National Congress (ANC) dips its revolutionary banner in honour of Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, a tried and trusted cadre of our movement... 

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ANC and COGTA fail the people of Inxuba Yethemba Municipality again

16th September 2021 Nothing has come of the much anticipated intervention by the EC  Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) in the... 

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Trainees Are Also Employees

Trainees Are Also Employees

27th November 2020 With very few exceptions anyone who works for any organisation is an employee. Section 213 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) provides that an... 

Will Regulation 28 be amended to accommodate SARB’s announcement on ETFs?

Will Regulation 28 be amended to accommodate SARB’s announcement on ETFs?

26th November 2020 On 29 October 2020, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) published an exchange control circular (Circular 15/2020) which in effect reclassifies... 

The legal recognition of Living Wills

The legal recognition of Living Wills

26th November 2020 There is much uncertainty as to whether or not a “Living Will” is valid and enforceable in South African law. A “Living Will” is a declaration or... 

South African’s abroad: SARS show their teeth

South African’s abroad: SARS show their teeth

25th November 2020 The hotly debated amendment to Section 10(1)(o)(ii) or “Expatriate Exemption” took effect from 1 March 2020, with the questions on many... 

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