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List outlining eligibility for ‘Phase 2’ vaccination roll-out to be released soon 

By: Terence Creamer     5th March 2021 A list confirming which South Africans will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccination when the ‘Phase 2’ roll-out begins in late April or early May will... 

List outlining eligibility for ‘Phase 2’ vaccination roll-out to be released soon

Mandela funeral 'fraud': 'I am not worried' - says axed health MEC Sindiswa Gomba outside court

By: News24Wire      5th March 2021 "I'm not worried at all about this case because I know the truth. There is nothing that is going to be found against my name." Axed MEC of Health... 

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter

De Ruyter: Suspension of procurement chief will not hobble department 

By: News24Wire      5th March 2021 Eskom CEO André de Ruyter told Parliament on Friday morning that the suspension of the power utility's chief procurement officer, Solly... 

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 COVID-19 strategies Africa can learn from

COVID-19 strategies Africa can learn from

14th May 2020 As COVID-19 resurfaces in Japan, Singapore and elsewhere, it’s becoming clear that this virus will be an uncomfortable fact of life for the... 

Coronavirus weekly: where are countries finding the money to mitigate economic catastrophe?

Coronavirus weekly: where are countries finding the money to mitigate economic catastrophe?

13th May 2020 The management of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in tough public policy measures around the globe, including lockdowns aimed at reducing human... 

How South Africa is denying refugees their rights: what needs to change

How South Africa is denying refugees their rights: what needs to change

13th May 2020 South Africa hosted about 273 488 refugees and asylum seekers, of whom 84% come from sub-Saharan Africa, in 2018 - the latest period for which... 

COVID-19 highlights South Africa's need for local level social data

COVID-19 highlights South Africa's need for local level social data

12th May 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is a fundamentally social and societal event. The virus spreads between people, and impacts individuals, households and... 

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

Economic transformation, inclusive growth & competitiveness: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa

28th August 2019 The Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, is calling on members of the public to make comments on a paper published today, titled: Economic... 

Child poverty in Africa: an SDG emergency in the making

Child poverty in Africa: an SDG emergency in the making

27th August 2019 The profile of world poverty is changing dramatically. This briefing paper focuses on one of the most troubling but least explored aspects of that... 

Humanitarian Policy Group Annual Report 2018–2019

Humanitarian Policy Group Annual Report 2018–2019

23rd August 2019 The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) Annual Report summarises our principal research and non-research work in 2018–2019, during which we concluded a... 

The Impact of Lead Contamination on Children’s Rights in Kabwe, Zambia

The Impact of Lead Contamination on Children’s Rights in Kabwe, Zambia

23rd August 2019 More than one third of the population of Kabwe, Zambia— over 76,000 people—live in lead-contaminated townships. Studies estimate that half of the... 

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Celebrating women in development

19th August 2021 The construction industry remains a male-dominated industry but there are signs that women are starting to become better represented in this... 

DA puts forward Annelie Lotriet as candidate for Speaker – Mapisa-Nqakula grossly unfit for the postition

DA puts forward Annelie Lotriet as candidate for Speaker – Mapisa-Nqakula grossly unfit for the postition

19th August 2021 In today’s election of the Speaker of the National Assembly in Parliament, the DA will put forth our Parliamentary Caucus Chairperson, Dr Annelie... 

Gauteng provincial water storage slightly drop this week

19th August 2021 Water levels in the listed dams in the Gauteng Province continue to drop, and this week the Province recorded a further drop from last week’s 96.3%... 

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Digital markets participants invited to make submissions on recently released further statement of issues

19th August 2021 The Online Platform Markets Inquiry (Inquiry) has released a Further Statement of Issues (FSOI) following a review of public submissions to the... 

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Press Offices

The Restrictions On A Commissioner To Deal With A Dispute Not Formally Before Him

The Restrictions On A Commissioner To Deal With A Dispute Not Formally Before Him

10th December 2019 Issue: Whether the commissioner acted reasonably by applying section 200B of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (“LRA“) to find that the... 

Employees May Approach The Labour Court Directly To Enforce Their Rights Under The Basic Conditions Of The Employment Act

Employees May Approach The Labour Court Directly To Enforce Their Rights Under The Basic Conditions Of The Employment Act

10th December 2019 Issue: Whether the Labour Court has jurisdiction to determine a claim under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (“BCEA“) even though... 

South African investment laws - foreign investors with treaty protection may challenge proposed expropriation of land

South African investment laws - foreign investors with treaty protection may challenge proposed expropriation of land

9th December 2019 In July 2018, Webber Wentzel published an e-alert setting out key changes to South African investment laws. The e-alert highlighted that as a... 

Essential reference to property law updated

Essential reference to property law updated

5th December 2019 Significant changes to South African property legislation make it necessary for legal practitioners specialising in this aspect of law to have... 

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