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Embattled North West to establish provincial forensic unit to probe mounting cases of corruption  

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 The North West will establish a provincial forensic investigation unit to probe allegations of corruption in the province. Premier Job Mokgoro... 

Embattled North West to establish provincial forensic unit to probe mounting cases of corruption
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South Africa aims to vaccinate 1.1m people by end of March

South Africa aims to vaccinate 1.1m people by end of March 

By: Reuters     25th February 2021 South Africa aims to vaccinate around 1.1-million people against Covid-19 between now and the end of March, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on... 

SAA's 'R5m journey' to fetch latest vaccine doses a 'vanity flight', says pilots' association

SAA's 'R5m journey' to fetch latest vaccine doses a 'vanity flight', says pilots' association 

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 The transportation of vaccines in an empty South African Airways aircraft has come under fire. Saapa chairperson Grant Back has estimated the... 

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Covid-19 holds lessons for the future of social protection

Covid-19 holds lessons for the future of social protection

24th February 2021 Food security experts in South Africa warned early on that the lockdown instituted to manage the spread of Covid-19 would threaten children’s... 

 South Africa’s UN Security Council term has ended – now what?

South Africa’s UN Security Council term has ended – now what?

24th February 2021 In December 2020, South Africa ended its two-year term as an elected member on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – the country’s third... 

Nigeria's post-privatisation energy sector is a mess: here are some solutions

Nigeria's post-privatisation energy sector is a mess: here are some solutions

23rd February 2021 In the mid-1980s, most of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa made structural changes to their economies in return for funding from the World Bank.... 

Okonjo-Iweala in the WTO top job: breaking the glass ceiling is a win for all women

Okonjo-Iweala in the WTO top job: breaking the glass ceiling is a win for all women

23rd February 2021 Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as director general of the World Trade Organisation. The... 

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DFI Working Group on Blended Concessional Finance for Private Sector Projects - Joint Report December 2020 Update

DFI Working Group on Blended Concessional Finance for Private Sector Projects - Joint Report December 2020 Update

18th February 2021 The report measures private investment in development projects in which MDBs and DFIs also make investments or have otherwise provided deal... 

 Safe Drive Initiative: SafeDI scenario-based AV policy framework – technical implementation guidance

Safe Drive Initiative: SafeDI scenario-based AV policy framework – technical implementation guidance

18th February 2021 This paper is part of a series from the Safe Drive Initiative, proposing a high-level policy framework to enable a regulator to implement an... 

 Diagnostics for Better Health: Considerations for Global Implementation

Diagnostics for Better Health: Considerations for Global Implementation

18th February 2021 Diagnostics are essential to the healthcare system. They are the cornerstone of precision medicine, enabling the customization of medical decisions... 

Education Technology for Effective Teachers

Education Technology for Effective Teachers

18th February 2021 Education systems around the world are investing in technology to help teachers be more effective. In some cases, the results are exciting. In... 

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Farmers' livelihoods are destroyed as stock theft cases explode in Gauteng

Farmers' livelihoods are destroyed as stock theft cases explode in Gauteng

26th February 2021 Farmers in Gauteng are suffering an explosion in stock theft, destroying their livelihoods. In Tshwane, 51 cases of stock theft were reported in... 

DA seeks transparency over SAA’s vanity vaccine flight to Brussels

DA seeks transparency over SAA’s vanity vaccine flight to Brussels

26th February 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) will submit a parliamentary question to Pravin Gordhan, the Minister of Public Enterprises, in order to obtain full... 

Creecy’s court action will delay the awarding of fishing rights once again

Creecy’s court action will delay the awarding of fishing rights once again

26th February 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes the decision by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbary Creecy, to approach the Courts to... 

DA calls on Speaker to allow secret ballot for motion of no confidence in Makhura

DA calls on Speaker to allow secret ballot for motion of no confidence in Makhura

26th February 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the decision by the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Programming Committee to schedule the DA’s motion of no... 

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South African lawyer takes up fellowship the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) in San Francisco

South African lawyer takes up fellowship the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) in San Francisco

24th February 2021 Baker McKenzie Senior Associate in Johannesburg, Ashlin Perumall, has taken up the role of Fellow at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Centre for... 

One star rating for Uber drivers' prolonged commute to the employment station

One star rating for Uber drivers' prolonged commute to the employment station

24th February 2021 The United Kingdom Supreme Court was called upon to determine whether or not the Uber drivers (claimants) were employees of Uber BV and if the... 

‘Girlfriend’ loses fight for husband’s estate – was it really necessary?

‘Girlfriend’ loses fight for husband’s estate – was it really necessary?

22nd February 2021 We spend all our time trying to create wealth and building our legacies for our loved ones, and yet so few people dedicate any time to estate... 

New BCEA earnings threshold from 1 March 2021

New BCEA earnings threshold from 1 March 2021

22nd February 2021 The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has published a new earnings threshold under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997... 

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