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'I am not acting SG' – Duarte emphasises temporary suspension of Magashule  

By: Sane Dhlamini     11th May 2021 African National Congress deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte told media on Tuesday that she was not acting as the party’s secretary general,... 

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte
ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte
UCT scientists win grant to study genetics of floral asymmetry

UCT scientists win grant to study genetics of floral asymmetry

By: Thabi Madiba     11th May 2021 University of Cape Town (UCT) scientists will collaborate to pinpoint the genes involved in floral asymmetry in South African plants and to... 

Power generation woes in Ivory Coast and Ghana hit industry and neighbours

Power generation woes in Ivory Coast and Ghana hit industry and neighbours

By: Reuters     11th May 2021 A drop in electricity generation in Ivory Coast and Ghana has left households and businesses fuming as well as cutting power supplies to... 

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 A pact of ‘pariahs’ rattles their neighbourhoods

A pact of ‘pariahs’ rattles their neighbourhoods

25th September 2020 The recent accord struck between Taiwan and Somaliland – two countries that few others recognise – seems to have rattled China and Somalia more... 

 Africa can revive 2020 as an ocean super-year

Africa can revive 2020 as an ocean super-year

25th September 2020 This was meant to be the ocean’s year. Four high-level United Nations meetings and a web of international conventions on biodiversity, sustainable... 

Kenya’s ex-prime minister Odinga mangles his numbers on government revenue share in Nigeria

Kenya’s ex-prime minister Odinga mangles his numbers on government revenue share in Nigeria

25th September 2020 After months of an often fractious stalemate, in September 2020 Kenya’s senate hammered out a deal on how revenue would be shared  between the... 

Powering up?

Powering up?

25th September 2020 It has taken far too long, but there is finally some positive momentum building in the electricity sector. Cause for optimism has arisen as a... 

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Projecting Global Emissions for Lower-Income Countries

Projecting Global Emissions for Lower-Income Countries

23rd April 2020 This note updates and builds on analysis from 2014 by Stefan Dercon, which projects carbon dioxide emissions by the poorest countries to understand... 

The fiscal impact of immigration: a review of the evidence

The fiscal impact of immigration: a review of the evidence

22nd April 2020 Migration is increasingly recognised as an effective way to foster sustainable development: for migrants themselves, for their countries of origin... 

Business Impact Survey Of The Covid-19 Pandemic In South Africa

Business Impact Survey Of The Covid-19 Pandemic In South Africa

21st April 2020 Stats SA produced a report on the Business impact survey of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa. The survey covered most sectors of the economy... 

Addressing Debt Vulnerabilities

Addressing Debt Vulnerabilities

20th April 2020 We wrote this paper before the current COVID-19 crisis, as background to a shorter article to be published by the Paris Club later in 2020. No... 

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Statements

Joint statement on the respective interventions in KZN, particularly in affected areas and communities

Joint statement on the respective interventions in KZN, particularly in affected areas and communities

6th September 2021 The unprecedented conflicts, violence, looting and the destruction of infrastructure witnessed in the month of July 2021 and the resultant deaths... 

Happening in Parliament this week

Happening in Parliament this week

6th September 2021 Plenary Sittings of both Houses of Parliament, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and National Assembly (NA), Ministerial Briefing on... 

Basic Education Committee chairperson sends condolences after crash takes three educators

6th September 2021 The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education noted with great sadness the passing of three educators from Umso High School in... 

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Makhura must keep promise to make reports on Bank of Lisbon fire public

6th September 2021 Today is the third anniversary of the devastating fire that started at the head office of the Gauteng Health Department at the Bank of Lisbon... 

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Press Offices

The last word on whether a union may ignore its constitution

The last word on whether a union may ignore its constitution

8th May 2020 On 26 March 2020, the Constitutional Court found that a registered trade union may not exercise organisational rights in respect of members... 

Covid-19: How to manage 'place of effective management' tax risk during lockdown

Covid-19: How to manage 'place of effective management' tax risk during lockdown

7th May 2020 Covid-19 is only anticipated to peak in South Africa (SA) in September 2020, with international air travel only being permitted once the current... 

Employers and Employees must be #Covid-19 health and safety compliant under level 4 of the #lockdown

Employers and Employees must be #Covid-19 health and safety compliant under level 4 of the #lockdown

6th May 2020 Since the nationwide lockdown was implemented and subsequently extended, South African Employers and Employees, save for those categorized as... 

Remember to issue shares when converting a CC to a private company

Remember to issue shares when converting a CC to a private company

6th May 2020 Since the passing of the Companies Act, 2008 (Companies Act) in May 2011 it is no longer possible to register a close corporation (CC). However,... 

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