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Ramaphosa halts hunt for reserve South African finance chief 

By: Bloomberg     2nd March 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa sought to identify a backup option in case Finance Minister Tito Mboweni left his post, but abandoned the search because... 

Ramaphosa halts hunt for reserve South African finance chief
Mkhwebane's fate in the hands of the ANC

Mkhwebane's fate in the hands of the ANC

By: News24Wire      2nd March 2021 Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's handling of cases laying on the African National Congress's (ANC's) internal faultlines - the Estina Dairy... 

NDZ granted leave to appeal High Court judgment that tore into her tobacco ban

NDZ granted leave to appeal High Court judgment that tore into her tobacco ban

By: News24Wire      2nd March 2021 The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has been granted leave to appeal the Western Cape... 

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Okonjo-Iweala in the WTO top job: breaking the glass ceiling is a win for all women

Okonjo-Iweala in the WTO top job: breaking the glass ceiling is a win for all women

23rd February 2021 Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as director general of the World Trade Organisation. The... 

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,... 

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Education Technology for Effective Teachers

Education Technology for Effective Teachers

18th February 2021 Education systems around the world are investing in technology to help teachers be more effective. In some cases, the results are exciting. In... 

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... 

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SACP condemns the US’ Joe Biden administration for attacking Syria

SACP condemns the US’ Joe Biden administration for attacking Syria

2nd March 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) strongly condemns the Joe Biden administration of the United States for attacking Syria on Thursday, 25... 

Expropriation Bill is a misuse of legislative authority

Expropriation Bill is a misuse of legislative authority

2nd March 2021 “When legislation is used to derail the economy, it must be viewed as a misuse of power”, this was the view expressed by the employers’... 

Police committee urges new DNA board to remedy dysfunctional forensic laboratories

Police committee urges new DNA board to remedy dysfunctional forensic laboratories

2nd March 2021 The Portfolio Committee on Police today instructed the newly appointed National Forensic Oversight and Ethics Board to urgently assist in finding... 

Electoral Commission on resumption of by-elections

Electoral Commission on resumption of by-elections

2nd March 2021 The Electoral Commission welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of a return to Alert Level 1 which has opened the way for the... 

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What is absent from the budget is the best and biggest news

What is absent from the budget is the best and biggest news

25th February 2021 No tax rate increases, and no new taxes introduced – what is absent from the budget is the best and biggest news!  Government is still pondering a... 

Mboweni sticks to a realistic path in 2021/22 Budget

Mboweni sticks to a realistic path in 2021/22 Budget

25th February 2021 South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered the 2021/22 Budget on Wednesday that treads a pragmatic path between over-spending and too... 

Increases to National Minimum Wage from 1 March 2021

Increases to National Minimum Wage from 1 March 2021

24th February 2021 The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has announced increases to the national minimum wage that will come into effect from 1 March 2021.... 

South African lawyer takes up fellowship the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) in San Francisco

South African lawyer takes up fellowship the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) in San Francisco

24th February 2021 Baker McKenzie Senior Associate in Johannesburg, Ashlin Perumall, has taken up the role of Fellow at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Centre for... 

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