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African Union drops plans to buy Covid vaccines from India's SII, pivots to J&J

By: Reuters     8th April 2021 The African Union has dropped plans to secure Covid-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute of India for African nations and is exploring options with... 

African Union drops plans to buy Covid vaccines from India's SII, pivots to J&J

Backtracking on one-term pledge, Benin President Talon seeks five more years

By: Reuters     8th April 2021 Benin's President Patrice Talon, who previously vowed to serve only one term, enters Sunday's election a heavy favourite to win five more years in... 

'I know in advance that I will win': Chad's Deby eyes sixth presidential term

'I know in advance that I will win': Chad's Deby eyes sixth presidential term

By: Reuters     8th April 2021 Chad's President Idriss Deby, an ally of Western nations in the fight against Islamist militants, is poised to extend his three-decade rule in... 

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Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxes

Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxes

7th April 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus,... 

South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals

South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals

7th April 2021 Ongoing student protests in South Africa have once again highlighted various problems with higher education funding. They boil down to challenges... 

 Africa could become a testing ground for tech-enabled social engineering

Africa could become a testing ground for tech-enabled social engineering

7th April 2021 Within a year, much of the world has adopted the norm of wearing masks to protect against the Covid-19 pandemic. Notwithstanding the political... 

 OBITUARY | Publisher Jonathan Ball, 69, challenged the establishment and oppressive politics

OBITUARY | Publisher Jonathan Ball, 69, challenged the establishment and oppressive politics

6th April 2021 Jonathan Ball, eminent South African book publisher, died on 3 April at his home in Cape Town. He was 69 years old. Born in Johannesburg to a... 

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Understanding and mitigating  social risks to sustainable development in China’s BRI: evidence from Nepal and Zambia

Understanding and mitigating  social risks to sustainable development in China’s BRI: evidence from Nepal and Zambia

6th April 2021 The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)’s focus on energy, transportation and other types of infrastructure has the potential to make an important... 

Panel Of Experts Report On Policing And Crowd Management

Panel Of Experts Report On Policing And Crowd Management

31st March 2021 The killing of 34 striking miners by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) at the Lonmin mine at Marikana on the 16th August 2012... 

Technology Adoption and the Middle-Income Trap: Lessons from the Middle East and East Asia

Technology Adoption and the Middle-Income Trap: Lessons from the Middle East and East Asia

31st March 2021 This paper documents the existence of a “middle-income trap” for the Middle East and North Africa region and contrasts the evidence with that of... 

The Globalisation of Farmland

The Globalisation of Farmland

31st March 2021 This paper proposes a model that sheds light on foreign direct investments in farmland. Countries can obtain food from other countries through... 

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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 1 554 975 Covid-19 cases in SA

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 1 554 975 Covid-19 cases in SA

9th April 2021 As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 554 975. Testing Data: 

SA ranked the top global  business services sector location for 2021 and sector adds new jobs to the economy

SA ranked the top global business services sector location for 2021 and sector adds new jobs to the economy

9th April 2021 In a boost to business confidence, South Africa has won an award as the top global location for business process services, in a sector that is... 

Appointment of NW Health HOD: The more things change, the more they stay the same

By: Sane Dhlamini     9th April 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in North West rejects the Department of Health’s recent appointment of Obakeng Mongale as its Head of Department... 

GAAL should have preceded the downgrade of Polokwane International Airport

9th April 2021 On Thursday, the DA in Limpopo read out a member statement in the Limpopo Legislature regarding concerns over the decision by Airlink to suspend... 

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Spoor & Fisher named MIP Africa Firm of the Year for the fourth year running

Spoor & Fisher named MIP Africa Firm of the Year for the fourth year running

31st March 2021 For the fourth year running, Spoor & Fisher has won the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Africa Firm of the Year Award at the annual EMEA... 

Higher education crisis: Juta & Co announces innovative SA firsts to ensure no student is left behind

Higher education crisis: Juta & Co announces innovative SA firsts to ensure no student is left behind

31st March 2021 Students attending higher educational institutions this year face some significant hurdles. Over and above the fact that most campuses remain... 

What You Need To Know About The Expropriation Bill

What You Need To Know About The Expropriation Bill

30th March 2021 1.    In 2019, the Parliamentary Advisory Panel on Land Reform advised the President that the old Expropriation Act No. 63 of 1975 ("the 1975 Act")... 

Recruitment – the final piece to a reimagined SARS

Recruitment – the final piece to a reimagined SARS

30th March 2021 SARS has taken a critical step in rebuilding the revenue authority by launching a massive recruitment drive. SARS is looking to appoint 370... 

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