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New permanent exhibition in honour of Tutu

By: Thabi Madiba     25th February 2021 The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation announced on Thursday the launch of a first-of-its-kind permanent exhibition, titled Truth to Power, to... 

New permanent exhibition in honour of Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
Implats pursuing renewables, green hydrogen, exploration, carbon neutrality

Implats pursuing renewables, green hydrogen, exploration, carbon neutrality  

By: Martin Creamer     25th February 2021 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats is pursuing green hydrogen, greenfield exploration and carbon neutrality, the... 

SAA plane departs to fetch more Covid-19 vaccines, due back on Saturday

SAA plane departs to fetch more Covid-19 vaccines, due back on Saturday 

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 A South African Airways flight, scheduled to transport the country's next consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, departed on Wednesday night. The A340... 

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The basis of South Africa’s annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and how

The basis of South Africa’s annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and how

23rd February 2021 Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy,... 

Why Ebola is back in Guinea and why the response must be different this time

Why Ebola is back in Guinea and why the response must be different this time

22nd February 2021 New reports of Ebola in Guinea are causing anxiety given the history of the West Africa outbreak of 2014-2016. This was the largest Ebola outbreak... 

 On shaky ground, the ICC must rebuild with a new prosecutor

On shaky ground, the ICC must rebuild with a new prosecutor

22nd February 2021 For the International Criminal Court (ICC), February has been a momentous month. A new chief prosecutor was appointed after a fraught election,... 

Zuma, RET vs the People

Zuma, RET vs the People

19th February 2021 Award-winning columnist, Bhekisisa Mncube, urges President Cyril Ramaphosa to forget his avowed political decency mantra: just lay down the... 

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A COVID Vaccine Certificate: Building on Lessons from Digital ID for the Digital Yellow Card

A COVID Vaccine Certificate: Building on Lessons from Digital ID for the Digital Yellow Card

18th February 2021 COVID-19 vaccination efforts are well and truly underway across the world. In addition to those in Europe and North America, vaccination campaigns... 

Final Report of the Gauteng Provincial Inquiry Into the Sewage Problem of the Vaal River

Final Report of the Gauteng Provincial Inquiry Into the Sewage Problem of the Vaal River

17th February 2021 The South African Human Rights Commission (‘the Commission’) had been alerted to online and print media reports, published during July and August... 

Water Security in the Greater Horn of Africa: Addressing the Challenges - Regional synthesis paper

Water Security in the Greater Horn of Africa: Addressing the Challenges - Regional synthesis paper

16th February 2021 This note on water security presents a synopsis of the water security situation for the Greater Horn of Africa (GHoA). It complements the Country... 

Global Trade Update: February 2021

Global Trade Update: February 2021

16th February 2021 The economic and social disruptions brought about by Covid-19 greatly affected global trade during 2020. Overall, world trade recorded a drop in... 

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eThekwini Adjustment Budget a slap in the face of residents

eThekwini Adjustment Budget a slap in the face of residents

26th February 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in eThekwini has voted against the eThekwini Adjustment Budget at today’s Council meeting- a budget we believe does... 

President Hlabisa Honours Commitment to Reward KZN Top Matric Achievers

26th February 2021 IFP leader, President Velenkosini Hlabisa, was the cause of sighs of relief among parents and teachers of learners who had achieved top matric... 

Health committee chairperson welcomes 2021 fiscal spending plans to fight Covid-19

26th February 2021 The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has welcomed the government’s 2021 fiscal spending plans announced by... 

Health committee says North West department of health needs an accounting officer, a Head of Department

Health committee says North West department of health needs an accounting officer, a Head of Department

26th February 2021 The Portfolio Committee on Health said one of the challenges that the North West Provincial Department of Health faces in its administration, is... 

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Stay ahead of trends with Unmatched Legal Intelligence

Stay ahead of trends with Unmatched Legal Intelligence

22nd February 2021 According to a host of industry pundits and legal technology experts globally, the year 2021 looks set to push the trends accelerated in 2020 even... 

Covid-19 TERS scheme extended to 15 March 2021

Covid-19 TERS scheme extended to 15 March 2021

17th February 2021 The president has announced the TERS benefit will be extended to 15 March 2021 for certain sectors but there are unanswered questions over aspects... 

Webber Wentzel contributes to the Chambers and Partners 2021 Insurance & Reinsurance guide

Webber Wentzel contributes to the Chambers and Partners 2021 Insurance & Reinsurance guide

17th February 2021 Webber Wentzel has contributed the South African section of the Chambers and Partners 2021 Insurance & Reinsurance guide covering 25 jurisdictions.... 

(Un)lawfulness in Labour Disputes: The Door is Tightly Closed

(Un)lawfulness in Labour Disputes: The Door is Tightly Closed

16th February 2021 The recent Labour Court judgment in Botes v City of Joburg Property Company SOC Ltd and Another [2021] 2 BLLR 181 (LC) put it beyond doubt that... 

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