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Fuel price cap still being investigated, energy department says 

By: News24Wire      17th April 2019 The Department of Energy is still researching the feasibility of implementing a fuel price cap, and the outcome will be announced in due course, a... 

Fuel price cap still being investigated, energy department says
South Africans 'deadly opposed' to expropriation of land without compensation – IRR

South Africans 'deadly opposed' to expropriation of land without compensation – IRR  

By: African News Agency      17th April 2019 The Institute of Race Relations was at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday, delivering boxes containing names of nearly 160 000 South... 

Royal Bafokeng boosts production despite setbacks 

By: Martin Creamer     17th April 2019 Black-owned platinum group metals mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum boosted its production in the three months to March 31, in spite of... 

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Court challenge to Mining Charter reveals continuing industry concerns

Court challenge to Mining Charter reveals continuing industry concerns

16th April 2019 The recent announcement by Minerals Council South Africa (MCSA) that it was legally challenging the latest Mining Charter indicates that despite... 

 Another setback for stability in Mali

Another setback for stability in Mali

15th April 2019 On 5 April, thousands of Malians took to the streets of Bamako to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maïga and the... 

Omar al-Bashir: a military autocrat with a shrewd sense of politics

Omar al-Bashir: a military autocrat with a shrewd sense of politics

12th April 2019 The reign of Omar al-Bashir is over. His 30 years of rule are finally at an end. Like previous Sudanese leaders, he was finally toppled by the... 

Political anchor needed

Political anchor needed

12th April 2019 During a recent lecture in South Africa, world-renowned political scientist and author Francis Fukuyama took his audience on a brief yet... 

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Upholding Democracy

Upholding Democracy

10th April 2019 Corruption Watch released its 2018 corruption report, Upholding Democracy, signalling the role of civil society and members of the public alike in... 

 Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains: Part 1 – Introduction

Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains: Part 1 – Introduction

10th April 2019 Distributed ledger and blockchain technology promise to have far-reaching implications for global trade and supply chains. However, the extent to... 

Lawyers on Trial – Abusive Prosecutions and Erosion of Fair Trial Rights in Turkey

Lawyers on Trial – Abusive Prosecutions and Erosion of Fair Trial Rights in Turkey

10th April 2019 Since the July 2016 coup attempt, Turkey has seen mass arrests and trials on terrorism charges of thousands of people not involved in any violent... 

Exit from aid: an analysis of donor experiences

Exit from aid: an analysis of donor experiences

9th April 2019 Over the past 15 years, 35 low-income countries have joined the ranks of the world’s middle-income countries.  By 2030, a further 29 countries are... 

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Statements

DA: R17 billion Eskom bailout proof that things are much worse and ANC only keeping lights on until Election Day

DA: R17 billion Eskom bailout proof that things are much worse and ANC only keeping lights on until Election Day

18th April 2019 The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes that the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, as is required by section 16 (4) (a) of the Public Finance and... 

SATAWU: SATAWU Appeals for Road Safety this Easter

SATAWU: SATAWU Appeals for Road Safety this Easter

18th April 2019 South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) urges all road users to prioritise safety this Easter weekend. The weekend has hardly... 

IFP: Be vigilant, drive safely and arrive alive

IFP: Be vigilant, drive safely and arrive alive

18th April 2019 The IFP encourages all South Africans to be vigilant, to drive safely and to arrive alive at their intended destinations this coming weekend. We... 

SAKELIGA: Sakeliga to oppose ‘AirBnB’ Bill

SAKELIGA: Sakeliga to oppose ‘AirBnB’ Bill

18th April 2019 Business organisation Sakeliga has instructed its legal team to object to a new bill that could seriously harm small-scale, short-term home rental... 

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New technologies ease SA into a low-carbon future

New technologies ease SA into a low-carbon future

10th April 2019 Power shortages and a transition to a lower-carbon future, in line with SA’s Paris Agreement commitments, will require the country to harness new... 

Zambia: Sales Tax Bill published

Zambia: Sales Tax Bill published

10th April 2019 Following the Zambia’s Minister of Finance’s announcement in the 2019 Budget that the country’s value-added tax system is to be abolished and... 

Higher penalties on the cards for failing to notify mergers

Higher penalties on the cards for failing to notify mergers

10th April 2019 When faced with legislation that requires parties to take certain steps or prevents them from implementing a particular course of action, the... 

Taking your high from home to work – Considering the impact of cannabis on the workplace

Taking your high from home to work – Considering the impact of cannabis on the workplace

10th April 2019 Since the Constitutional Court declared the private use of cannabis legal in the matter of Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and... 

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