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No reason why Eskom can’t make reliable comeback – Sir Mick Davis

By: Martin Creamer     25th November 2021 There is no reason why Eskom cannot return to a situation where it can be a credible, reliable supplier of reasonably priced electricity, Sir Mick... 

Sir Mick Davis in conversation with Ann Bernstein, covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer
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South Africa won’t be ‘short-changed’ in climate finance talks, Ramaphosa insists 

By: Terence Creamer     25th November 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa says that government will not allow itself to be “short-changed” or lumped with conditions that will undermine its... 

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Law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for mining industry 

By: Martin Creamer     25th November 2021 A specialist mining law firm, which prefers people to paper, has created an outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry. NSDV will... 


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Are Nigeria’s promises to end gas flaring merely hot air?

23rd November 2021 At the recently concluded United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria would cut its... 

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Pandora Papers and the power of open-source data

22nd November 2021 On 3 October the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the ‘Pandora Papers’ – a treasure trove of documents exposing... 

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The benefits of localisation are overstated while the costs are dramatically understated

19th November 2021 The case for localisation rests on the idea that protection of, and support for, specific industries will allow firms located in those industries... 

Raymond Suttner

What went wrong? Saving the democratic project needs more than elections to maintain close links with the people

19th November 2021 Professor Raymond Suttner unpacks his column "What went wrong? Saving the democratic project needs more than elections to maintain close links with... 

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Positive AI Economic Futures

23rd November 2021 Many computer science experts believe that, in this century, machines will be able to do most tasks better than humans. Given these sorts of... 

 Digital Currency Governance Consortium White Paper Series

Digital Currency Governance Consortium White Paper Series

23rd November 2021 Innovations in technology are driving rapid development of new forms of money. The way global leaders from public and private sectors develop,... 

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‘Stranger danger’ and the gendered/racialised construction of threats in humanitarianism’

23rd November 2021 Humanitarian, development and peacebuilding work has become increasingly dangerous in recent decades. The securitisation of aid has been critiqued,... 

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Export finance for the past or the future?

23rd November 2021 This policy brief assesses the extent to which members of the Export Finance for Future (E3F) coalition have, to date, aligned their activities... 

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NCC warns suppliers against using misleading advertising tactics during this Black Friday

26th November 2021 As consumers prepare to spend their hard earned money during  Black Friday, the  National Consumer Commission’s (NCC) Ms. Thezi Mabuza sends a... 

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Speaker of Council, Cllr Vasco da Gama, urges men to recommit themselves to ending GBV

25th November 2021 As the Speaker of Council in the City of Johannesburg, I am recommitting myself to continue advocating for the end to gender-based violence and... 

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Suspension of PRASA CEO yet another symptom of corruption and maladministration

25th November 2021 The recent suspension of the PRASA CEO clearly displays the rampant spread of corruption, maladministration, fraud, and a general lack of due... 

COSATU  Central Executive Committee statement

25th November 2021 Introduction The Congress of South African Trade Unions held a successful Central Executive Committee meeting from 22-24 November 2021 to discuss... 

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Winding up an external company in South Africa

18th November 2021 Is it possible for creditors to apply for the winding up of a South African branch of a foreign company (“an external company”), even if the... 

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Post-COP26 reflections: More programmes, policies and resources for mitigation and adaptation

18th November 2021 Various Outcome Statements were published after the two-week COP 26 conference. They make it clear that both mitigation and adaptation efforts need... 

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South Africa: Compensation for side effects of mandatory Covid-19 vaccination

18th November 2021 On 22 October 2021, the Compensation Commissioner issued a Notice on Compensation for Covid-19 vaccination side effects. The Notice was published... 

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Ten reasons to consider African trade and investment opportunities in 2022

17th November 2021 1. Visible green shoots – rising commodity prices The pandemic closed borders and stopped trade, other than for essentials, across the continent... 

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Magazine round up | 26 November 2021

uMngeni Municipality mayor Chris Pappas unpacks his appointment

Zwelethu: Our Land – Jaki Seroke

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Daily Podcast – November 26, 2021

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