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Test mine study under way for Fourth Industrial Revolution try-outs 

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2021 A feasibility study is under way on a mine selected for the testing of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies ahead of their... 

Joburg Indaba Modernisation in Mining virtual event covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
R7bn allocated for Land Bank recapitalisation

R7bn allocated for Land Bank recapitalisation

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th February 2021 The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank), which defaulted on its debt obligations on April 1, 2020, and is... 

Mboweni withdraws R40bn tax proposal amid smaller-than-projected revenue shortfall

Mboweni withdraws R40bn tax proposal amid smaller-than-projected revenue shortfall 

By: Terence Creamer     24th February 2021 As was widely anticipated, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni refrained from announcing any new tax measures in his 2021 Budget, citing the need to... 

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 Can Tshisekedi really revive Grand Inga?

Can Tshisekedi really revive Grand Inga?

19th February 2021 Will Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi at last turn the Grand Inga Mirage into the Grand Inga Barrage? The dream of... 

 South Africa’s deadly mix of explosives, extortion and organised crime

South Africa’s deadly mix of explosives, extortion and organised crime

19th February 2021 On 30 January, armed robbers in Cape Town hijacked two members of a maintenance team loading automated teller machines (ATMs). They strapped a... 

Wake-up call

Wake-up call

19th February 2021 It is positive that South Africa has been working on a hydrogen strategy since 2007. It is equally positive that this work has started to deliver... 

New dawn for SA’s  freight rail industry?

New dawn for SA’s freight rail industry?

19th February 2021 In this opinion piece, Pulane Tshabalala contents that third-party operator access to State-owned logistics group Transnet’s rail network would,... 

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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2021

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2021

16th February 2021 A once-in-a-century crisis—a Great Disruption unleashed by the Covid-19 pandemic—hit the world economy in 2020. The pandemic reached every corner... 

Adapting to the digital trade era: challenges and opportunities

Adapting to the digital trade era: challenges and opportunities

16th February 2021 Digital innovations are transforming the global economy. The decline in search and information costs, rapid growth of new products and markets, and... 

E-commerce in preferential trade agreements: implications for African firms and the AfCFTA

E-commerce in preferential trade agreements: implications for African firms and the AfCFTA

16th February 2021 At continent level, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations are scheduled to include a protocol on e-commerce under Phase... 

Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Minibus Taxi-Type Service Violence Fatalities and Instability in the Gauteng Province

Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Minibus Taxi-Type Service Violence Fatalities and Instability in the Gauteng Province

11th February 2021 It was the Minibus Taxi-Type Service Industry, itself, which appealed to the Gauteng Government to establish a Commission that focuses primarily on... 

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Statements

Report of the independent panel to assess motion to remove the Public Protector

Report of the independent panel to assess motion to remove the Public Protector

26th February 2021 The Constitution and the Rules of the National Assembly provide for procedures to remove an office-bearer in State Institutions Supporting... 

Education Series Volume VII: Children’s education and well-being in South Africa, 2018

Education Series Volume VII: Children’s education and well-being in South Africa, 2018

26th February 2021 Statistics South Africa today released Children’s education and well-being in South Africa report; which show that about 43% of youngsters aged 0-6... 

First clean audit for Central Karoo District Municipality

26th February 2021 For the first time in its history, the Central Karoo District Municipality (CKDM) has received a clean financial audit for the 2019/2020 financial... 

South Africa hosts 5th Wetskillls Water Challenge to enhance innovative thinking in the water sector

25th February 2021 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in conjunction with the Wetskills Foundation, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dutch... 

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Press Offices

B-BBEE Commission requires entities to make increased disclosures

B-BBEE Commission requires entities to make increased disclosures

16th February 2021 A new Explanatory Notice issued by the B-BBEE Commission in January requires more supporting evidence for B-BBEE claims. Although this may seem... 

Budget 2021: Finding revenue from a highly-taxed base

Budget 2021: Finding revenue from a highly-taxed base

16th February 2021 ​​The South African government is likely to be tempted to increase marginal rates of tax on top earners in the February Budget, but non-tax... 

The post-pandemic workplace – a look at key trends

The post-pandemic workplace – a look at key trends

15th February 2021 A recent survey conducted by Fortune 500 of the CEOs of 2020’s Fortune 500 list of companies, looked at how these companies dealt with the pandemic... 

COMESA merger notification thresholds clarified

COMESA merger notification thresholds clarified

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th February 2021 On 11 February 2021, the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) published a new practice note clarifying important aspects of its merger control... 

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