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Meloni looks to reset Italy's relations with Africa

By: Reuters     26th January 2024 African leaders converge on Rome this weekend for a summit where Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will finally unveil a strategic plan aimed at... 

Meloni looks to reset Italy's relations with Africa

Ethiopia's deputy PM Demeke to be replaced by spy chief Temesgen

By: Reuters     26th January 2024 Ethiopia's deputy prime minister Demeke Mekonnen, who has occupied the post for over 11 years under three successive prime ministers, will be... 

Kenyan court says police cannot deploy to Haiti mission

By: Reuters     26th January 2024 A Kenyan court on Friday ruled a plan to send police officers to Haiti to lead a United Nations-approved mission was unconstitutional, throwing... 


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Africa Check

Does Kenya have one of the highest suicide rates in Africa? What the data says

15th November 2023 In October 2023 several cases of suicide were reported in the media in Kenya. A police officer shot himself in his car; a woman jumped off an... 


Thoughts after a visit to China

15th November 2023 Through the good offices of the Inclusive Society Institute of South Africa, I recently had the privilege of doing a short study tour in China.... 

The Conversation

Diseases on farms in South Africa: recent outbreaks point to weaknesses in the system

14th November 2023 South Africa has had a number of outbreaks of animal diseases in recent months that suggest there are weaknesses in the country’s biosecurity... 

The Conversation

DRC elections: the Kabila family legacy looms large over the country’s polls

14th November 2023 The Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to hold elections on 20 December 2023. The country’s electoral commission has announced President... 

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Open Society Barometer

Open Society Barometer: Can Democracy Deliver?

12th September 2023 Launched in September 2023, the Open Society Barometer serves as a global reality check, painting a picture of the attitudes, concerns, and hopes... 

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Lady R docking report summary insufficient to quell business concerns – BLSA CEO

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th September 2023 The release last week of an executive summary of a report from a panel announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa and led by a retired judge to... 


UNFAIR SHARE: Unequal climate finance to East Africa's hunger crisis

8th September 2023 The stark reality of climate change has highlighted the financial obligations rich polluting nations, especially in the global North, owe... 

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum: Annual Report 2022-2023

6th September 2023 This Annual Report outlines the key developments in 2022-2023. It provides an overview of the 10 centres and the Forum's over 130 initiatives,... 

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BUSA / B4SA call on President to test constitutional integrity of NHI Bill

5th February 2024 BUSA and B4SA call on the President to act in accordance with his commitment in late November 2023, to test the constitutionality of the NHI Bill.... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa mourns passing of His Excellency President Geingob of the Republic of Namibia

5th February 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa is deeply saddened by the passing early today, 4 February 2024, of His Excellency Dr Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of... 

DA extends condolences on the passing of Namibian President Hage Geingob

DA extends condolences on the passing of Namibian President Hage Geingob

5th February 2024 The Democratic Alliance (DA) extends its sincerest condolences to the people of Namibia on the passing of President Hage Gottfried Geingob, who... 

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SACP congratulates the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution 

5th February 2024 The South African Communist Party (SACP) joins the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the... 

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Press Offices


Parenting is a job for two: The High Court declares the provisions relating to parental leave unconstitutional

30th October 2023 In the matter of Van Wyk and Others v The Minister of Employment and Labour and Others handed down on 25 October 2023 by Deputy Judge President... 


South Africa: The end of maternity leave?

30th October 2023 On 25 October 2023, the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa in the matter between Van Wyk & Others v The Minister of Employment and... 

Labour Law Management Consulting

What is a fair reason to retrench?

30th October 2023 Section 213 of the LRA indicates that the reasons for retrenchment may be based on the economic, technological, structural or similar needs of the... 

Tax Consulting SA

Sars sets a new professional standard: A sophisticated apology sent to taxpayers

27th October 2023 Many South African taxpayer’s received a general warning on 24 October 2023, that SARS will not only penalise their non-compliance status, but... 

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