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Biden and Kenya's Ruto to announce new investments as they seek deeper ties

By: Reuters     23rd May 2024 US President Joe Biden and Kenyan President William Ruto will announce on Thursday investments in green energy and health manufacturing in the east... 

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In rural South Africa, voters weigh frustration and ANC loyalty

By: Reuters     23rd May 2024 In Nelson Mandela's hometown of Qunu there has been no running water since 2016, jobs are scarce and crime is on the rise as unemployed young men... 

ICC’s request for warrants bolsters SA’s foreign policy – Supra Mahumapelo

ICC’s request for warrants bolsters SA’s foreign policy – Supra Mahumapelo

By: Thabi Shomolekae     23rd May 2024 Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation chairperson Supra Mahumapelo noted that the International Criminal... 

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Drained but proud: how it felt to organise South Africa’s first democratic election in just 4 months

Drained but proud: how it felt to organise South Africa’s first democratic election in just 4 months

22nd May 2024 How difficult was it to organise the 1994 elections? Imagine building an aircraft while flying it at an incredible speed over a short distance,... 

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For democracy to be meaningful, representative government and popular power need to coexist

21st May 2024 In the previous article, I argued that the ANC had transitioned from being a liberation movement to become a conventional Western political party,... 

Lack of constitutional reform stalls The Gambia’s democratic transition

Lack of constitutional reform stalls The Gambia’s democratic transition

21st May 2024 Political divisions over limiting presidential power and terms in office have brought the process to a standstill. The Gambia’s ambitious... 

Small businesses can help South Africa fight unemployment if they get proper support – study

Small businesses can help South Africa fight unemployment if they get proper support – study

21st May 2024 South Africa has an alarming unemployment rate of about 32.1%. Solutions have been elusive. The unemployment rate has been consistently high for... 

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Elections

Factors determining voter choice in South Africa’s 2024 national general elections

14th May 2024 This year South Africa marks 30 years of democracy and its seventh national election on Wednesday, 29 May 2024. The election is touted as one of... 

Industrial Policy & Strategy Review – Transforming Vision into Action: Charting South Africa’s Industrial Future May 2024

Industrial Policy & Strategy Review – Transforming Vision into Action: Charting South Africa’s Industrial Future May 2024

13th May 2024 The role of industrial policy is to unleash private investment and energise the state to boost economic growth and inclusion. This is an essential... 

World Health Organization

Global arbovirus initiative: preparing for the next pandemic by tackling mosquito-borne viruses with epidemic and pandemic potential

13th May 2024 The risk of emergence and re-emergence of arboviruses with pandemic potential has increased as a global public health threat and will continue to... 

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Malaria vaccine: WHO position paper – May 2024

13th May 2024 This position paper supersedes the 2022 WHO position paper on malaria vaccines. It includes the updated WHO recommendations on the use of the... 

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Statements

On the Passing of Former DA MP James Selfe

On the Passing of Former DA MP James Selfe

22nd May 2024 The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is deeply saddened to have learnt of the passing of former Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Council Chairperson and... 

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ActionSA Mourns the Passing of Distinguished Member of Parliament & Devotee to Democracy, James Selfe

22nd May 2024 ActionSA wishes to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of James Selfe, a Member of Parliament whose career has... 

SACP Gauteng welcomes deployment of National Alliance leaders to the province

SACP Gauteng welcomes deployment of National Alliance leaders to the province

22nd May 2024 With less than nine days remaining until the historic national and provincial elections, which also mark three decades since South Africa’s... 

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DA mourns the passing of democratic stalwart, James Selfe

22nd May 2024 The Democratic Alliance (DA) mourns the passing of party stalwart, James Selfe, who passed away late this afternoon. James departed us peacefully,... 

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Press Offices

SARS eFiling false alarm – No need for a return to South Africa

SARS eFiling false alarm – No need for a return to South Africa

22nd May 2024 We have noted incorrect media coverage around South Africans abroad, which notes that to comply with “new” SARS obligations you need to be... 

"I did it" – LAC confirms the law on employee confessions

21st May 2024 In the matter of Brauns and Others v Wilkes N.O and Others, the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) dismissed an appeal by former employees of the South... 

The high stakes of South African expat retirement planning

The high stakes of South African expat retirement planning

21st May 2024 While planning and packing to move abroad may seem simple, many expatriates often wonder about what will happen to the fortune of their accumulated... 

The two pots have now reached boiling point, but, there are still ‘pot-holes’ that require attention 

The two pots have now reached boiling point, but, there are still ‘pot-holes’ that require attention 

20th May 2024 Following extensive consultation and engagement, the Revenue Laws Amendment Bill, 2023 has been passed by both houses of Parliament and now awaits... 

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