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SA consumer inflation edges up to 4.5% year-on-year in March

By: African News Agency      17th April 2019 South Africa's consumer price inflation edged higher to 4.5 percent year-on-year in March from 4.1 percent in February, the national statistics... 

SA consumer inflation edges up to 4.5% year-on-year in March
Archbishop Makgoba calls on parties to 'tone down' election rhetoric

Archbishop Makgoba calls on parties to 'tone down' election rhetoric

By: African News Agency      17th April 2019 Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has called on political parties to "tone down" election rhetoric, which in some cases has escalated to "character... 

Sudan's Bashir moved to Khartoum's Kobar prison – family sources

Sudan's Bashir moved to Khartoum's Kobar prison – family sources

By: Reuters     17th April 2019 Deposed former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum from the presidential residence, family sources said on... 

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Ramaphosa's presidency is drawing voters back to the ANC: new study

Ramaphosa's presidency is drawing voters back to the ANC: new study

11th April 2019 The latest research into the voting preferences of South Africans finds that trust in the country’s president is the single most important... 

South Africa's new science policy holds promise, but there are gaps

South Africa's new science policy holds promise, but there are gaps

11th April 2019 South Africa has adopted a new policy to drive science, technology and innovation. The last White Paper on the subject was issued in 1996 and had... 

From awareness to orange overalls

From awareness to orange overalls

11th April 2019 At a panel discussion in Stellenbosch recently, veteran prosecutor Gerrie Nel had a sobering reflection on the possibility of prosecutions... 

 Heroin use is shooting up in South Africa

Heroin use is shooting up in South Africa

11th April 2019 Research has found widespread and problematic use of heroin in South Africa’s small towns, big cities and rural areas. The illicit trade in the... 

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Exit from aid: an analysis of country experiences

Exit from aid: an analysis of country experiences

9th April 2019 Over the past 15 years, 35 low-income countries have transitioned to middle-income country status. This progress reflects the strong and sustained... 

Unctad Annual Report 2018

Unctad Annual Report 2018

9th April 2019 In the face of gathering clouds over the world economy and mounting tensions around multilateralism, Unctad worked diligently in 2018 to support... 

External shocks and financial stress post the global financial crisis

External shocks and financial stress post the global financial crisis

9th April 2019 Given the idiosyncratic financial risks and weaknesses of the post-2008 era, the question arises as to what extent developing countries are... 

Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050 (2019 edition)

Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050 (2019 edition)

9th April 2019 Increased use of renewable energy, combined with intensified electrification, could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050.... 

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Statements

SAHRC: SAHRC promotes the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

SAHRC: SAHRC promotes the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

18th April 2019 The South African Human Rights Commission (“the SAHRC”) conducted a mediation between Ms Otilia Barnes, a visually impaired patron and the La... 

OUTA: OUTA poses questions to Lotto Commission after hasty response to exposé

OUTA: OUTA poses questions to Lotto Commission after hasty response to exposé

18th April 2019 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has written to the National Lottery Commission (NLC) requesting further clarity following a press... 

SOLIDARITY: Solidarity welcomes settlement between Sibanye-Stillwater and Amcu

SOLIDARITY: Solidarity welcomes settlement between Sibanye-Stillwater and Amcu

18th April 2019 Solidarity is grateful that Amcu’s five-month strike at Sibanye-Stillwater has come to an end. Solidarity is also grateful that in this agreement... 

DA: Dead babies in laundry at Joburg Hospital

DA: Dead babies in laundry at Joburg Hospital

18th April 2019 I am horrified by the report of amputated limbs and dead babies being found regularly at the laundry of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital.... 

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Press Offices

New system to be launched to detect non-compliance with Minimum Wage Act

New system to be launched to detect non-compliance with Minimum Wage Act

10th April 2019 Last month the Department of Labour (DOL) released a media brief noting that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has... 

LexisNexis Backs Trek4Mandela as Headline Sponsor

LexisNexis Backs Trek4Mandela as Headline Sponsor

9th April 2019 The Trek4Mandela expedition will once again see a group of intrepid adventurers taking on Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise funds... 

The Decision between Nestle Zambia Trading Limited and Zambia Revenue Authority

The Decision between Nestle Zambia Trading Limited and Zambia Revenue Authority

9th April 2019 The Zambia Revenue Authority ("ZRA") performed a transfer pricing audit with respect to Nestlé Zambia Trading Limited's ("Nestlé Zambia")... 

Who has to register as a credit provider under the National Credit Act?

Who has to register as a credit provider under the National Credit Act?

8th April 2019 That the National Credit Act (the NCA) is not a model of clarity.   One of the respects in which the NCA has created confusion relates to the... 

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