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Algeria to reopen air, land borders on June 1

By: Reuters     17th May 2021 Algeria will reopen air and land borders on June 1, but strict measures will be imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the presidency said... 

Algeria to reopen air, land borders on June 1
Social media restrictions lifted in Ethiopia, NetBlocks says

Social media restrictions lifted in Ethiopia, NetBlocks says

By: Reuters     17th May 2021 Service to social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram has been restored in Ethiopia after they were restricted earlier on Monday,... 

‘I will never leave the ANC’ – Ace Magashule

‘I will never leave the ANC’ – Ace Magashule 

By: Sane Dhlamini     17th May 2021 Suspended African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule said on Monday that he will never leave the party nor be banned from the... 

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Trust deficit keeps Somalia’s leaders at loggerheads

Trust deficit keeps Somalia’s leaders at loggerheads

14th May 2021 Somalia faces a political crisis because its leaders have been unable to hold elections after President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s term of office... 

Beyond the threshold

Beyond the threshold

14th May 2021 With the deadline looming for public comment on a draft amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA), calls are growing for the... 

Gas-exporting countries in Africa and the problem of a displacement equivalent

14th May 2021 The public discourse around gas is intensifying. Climate activists have now made gas – which has been touted as being better than coal and a... 

TRIPS waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of COVID-19 vaccine equity

TRIPS waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of COVID-19 vaccine equity

13th May 2021 In a momentous shift, the US recently agreed to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) agreement at the World... 

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Young women in the agricultural sector in Uganda: Lessons from the Youth Forward Initiative

Young women in the agricultural sector in Uganda: Lessons from the Youth Forward Initiative

17th May 2021 In Uganda, more women are primarily engaged in agriculture than men, yet female farmers face more challenges in starting successful agribusinesses... 

Edelman Trust Barometer

Edelman Trust Barometer

14th May 2021 Online survey in 28 countries* 33,000+ respondents 

COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction and deployment Costing tool (‎‎‎‎CVIC tool)

COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction and deployment Costing tool (‎‎‎‎CVIC tool)

14th May 2021 The CVIC tool supports credible COVID-19 vaccination costing to facilitate a dialogue with stakeholders, while maintaining sensitivity to protect... 

Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement – 10 Key Results From 2020

Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement – 10 Key Results From 2020

14th May 2021 The WTO has launched a new booklet highlighting ten key results from the latest annual review of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement.... 

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Statements

Sub-Commitee invites comments on candidates' applications for NYDA Board

Sub-Commitee invites comments on candidates' applications for NYDA Board

Updated 4 hours ago The Sub-Committee of the Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities and the Select Committee on Health and Social Services... 

Government’s R15.6 billion capitulation to public sector unions

Government’s R15.6 billion capitulation to public sector unions

Updated 4 hours ago The government's offer of a "cash gratuity" to all public servants of R978 per month is a capitulation to the threats of public sector unions.... 

Eskom must come clean on loadshedding and the impact it will have on vaccine rollout

Updated 5 hours ago The DA is calling on Eskom to provide an urgent state-of-the-system update and explain how its loadshedding schedule will be managed to ensure that... 

LGE2021: SABC must ensure equitable, fair and unbiased election coverage

Updated 5 hours ago The DA would support the argument for increased SABC coverage of party political activities and messaging ahead of the 2021 Local Government... 

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Press Offices

How does POPIA affect employers?

How does POPIA affect employers?

12th May 2021 The Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013 (POPIA) follows the example of similar, quite onerous legislation in the European Union aimed at... 

NSDV welcomes Muhammed Khan as senior associate

NSDV welcomes Muhammed Khan as senior associate

11th May 2021 NSDV announced today that Muhammed Khan has joined the Mining and Environmental Law Department as a Senior Associate. Muhammed has extensive... 

Five misconceptions about double tax agreement relief

Five misconceptions about double tax agreement relief

11th May 2021 If a South African expatriate had to describe the year 2020 in one word, “uncertainty” would no doubt rank as one of the most appropriate. Even... 

Draft PAIA Regulations published ahead of POPIA commencement

Draft PAIA Regulations published ahead of POPIA commencement

10th May 2021 Draft PAIA Regulations have been published, setting out the transition of functions from the South African Human Rights Commission to the... 

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