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South Africa is promised 9-million J&J vaccine shots – Reports

By: Reuters     18th January 2021 South Africa, which has yet to receive its first coronavirus vaccine, has been promised 9-million doses by Johnson & Johnson, the Business Day... 

South Africa is promised 9-million J&J vaccine shots – Reports
Malawi to close schools, make bars shut early to curb pandemic

Malawi to close schools, make bars shut early to curb pandemic

By: Reuters     18th January 2021 Malawi's schools are to shut for at least 15 days, and all bars must close at 8 pm, under new coronavirus restrictions announced by President... 

Ghana president warns of health system overload as Covid cases soar

Ghana president warns of health system overload as Covid cases soar

By: Reuters     18th January 2021 Ghana's Covid-19 infection rates are skyrocketing and include new strains of the virus not before seen in the country, filling treatment centres... 

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 Zambia defaults, economically and politically

Zambia defaults, economically and politically

14th January 2021 Many African countries are sinking further into unsustainable debt. Last November Zambia epitomised the problem when it defaulted on a... 

Social media seized the narrative in Uganda's election. Why this was good for democracy

Social media seized the narrative in Uganda's election. Why this was good for democracy

13th January 2021 For months, Ugandans have witnessed a vicious presidential election campaign without precedent. While the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni, has enjoyed... 

 CAR elections expose the depth of the country’s crisis

CAR elections expose the depth of the country’s crisis

13th January 2021 On 27 December 2020, citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) were called to elect their president and 140 Members of Parliament amid renewed... 

 Elections and instability as Africa enters 2021

Elections and instability as Africa enters 2021

13th January 2021 No fewer than 10 presidential elections are planned for 2021 – in Benin, Cape Verde, Chad, The Gambia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan,... 

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We Should Be Spending More of Available Aid in Poorer Countries, Not Less

We Should Be Spending More of Available Aid in Poorer Countries, Not Less

12th January 2021 In the context of an ongoing debate around the role of aid in middle income countries, it is worth revisiting the discussion around aid allocation... 

Green hydrogen cost reduction

Green hydrogen cost reduction

6th January 2021 As global economies aim to become carbon neutral, competitive hydrogen produced with renewables has emerged as a key component of the energy mix.... 

 Circular Trailblazers: Scale-ups Leading the Way Towards a More Circular Economy

Circular Trailblazers: Scale-ups Leading the Way Towards a More Circular Economy

6th January 2021 The circular transition requires change within and throughout our economic systems. A particular subset of innovators – trailblazers – go the extra... 

A tale of two emergencies - the interplay of sovereign debt and climate crises in the global south

A tale of two emergencies - the interplay of sovereign debt and climate crises in the global south

6th January 2021 The climate emergency has become a wider focus of policy discussions around debt, as extreme climatic events and environmental hazards increase... 

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NEHAWU on plans for the reopening of post school education and training institutions

NEHAWU on plans for the reopening of post school education and training institutions

19th January 2021 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) notes the media briefing by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr.... 

Young people will draw inspiration from Cde Themba Majozi

Young people will draw inspiration from Cde Themba Majozi

19th January 2021 The news of the sad passing away of the veteran of our struggle and entrepreneur, Cde Themba Majozi left many of us as young people devastated. We... 

Update on Covid-19 epidemic & the 501Y.V2 variant in South Africa

Update on Covid-19 epidemic & the 501Y.V2 variant in South Africa

19th January 2021 Attached is the presentation: Update on Covid-19 epidemic & the 501Y.V2 variant in South Africa.   

SA Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

SA Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

19th January 2021 As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is 1 346 936 with a total of 9 010 new cases identified since the... 

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Press Offices

Why Would A Business Consider Franchising?

Why Would A Business Consider Franchising?

13th January 2021 Over the last couple of years, we have seen a sharp increase in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration between... 

Removal of Prohibition of

Removal of Prohibition of "loop structures" – Don’t Forget to Check the Tax Consequences

13th January 2021 In line with the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) undertaking to implement a new capital flow management system, changes began to come through... 

Changes to the South African Exchange Control Rules

Changes to the South African Exchange Control Rules

12th January 2021 On 4 January 2021 the South African Reserve Bank released Exchange Control Circular No. 1/2021 which provides for the long-awaited relaxation of... 

Labour law: no enquiry before being fired, no problem

Labour law: no enquiry before being fired, no problem

12th January 2021 Labour relations and the fairness standards for dismissal of an employee in South Africa have long been centred around the formality of... 

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