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Oracle says Eskom must pay up, as utility warns of 'catastrophic consequences' of loss of support

By: News24Wire      7th April 2021 Business software giant Oracle has said Eskom should "pay the pending dues for the Oracle software that they use," after the power utility last... 

 Oracle says Eskom must pay up, as utility warns of 'catastrophic consequences' of loss of support
 Constitution doesn't allow for postponement of elections – IEC tells Parliament

Constitution doesn't allow for postponement of elections – IEC tells Parliament

By: News24Wire      7th April 2021 The Electoral Commission of South Africa must be ready to deliver free and fair elections when called upon to do so as the Constitution doesn't... 

Heads of State to deliberate on Mozambique security at Double Troika Summit

Heads of State to deliberate on Mozambique security at Double Troika Summit  

By: Thabi Madiba     7th April 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa will, on Thursday, attend an Extraordinary Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African... 

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Ignorance is not bliss

Ignorance is not bliss

2nd April 2021 A snapshot of what the world’s total final electricity consumption should look like in 2050 to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C above... 

 Mozambique on a knife’s edge with its Cabo Delgado insurgency

Mozambique on a knife’s edge with its Cabo Delgado insurgency

1st April 2021 Last week the world witnessed a dramatic attack on the Mozambican town of Palma in the country’s northern Cabo Delgado province. The death toll is... 

No, 60% of women in Nigeria don’t give birth at traditional attendants’ facilities

No, 60% of women in Nigeria don’t give birth at traditional attendants’ facilities

1st April 2021 Traditional medicine could improve healthcare in Nigeria, experts told a February 2021 meeting of alternative medicine practitioners. One of them,... 

2021 Local Government Elections: to be or not to be? – Ebrahim Fakir

2021 Local Government Elections: to be or not to be? – Ebrahim Fakir

1st April 2021 2021 is the year that local government elections were to be held. As per Section 159 of the Constitution, Act 108 1996, “Terms of Municipal... 

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Meeting of women parliamentarians report

Meeting of women parliamentarians report

30th March 2021 In March 2007, key women parliamentarians from 20 developing and developed countries met in London to promote investment and methods that will... 

 Rebuilding Trust and Governance: Towards Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT)

Rebuilding Trust and Governance: Towards Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT)

30th March 2021 This White Paper provides a bird’s-eye view of the governance challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with trust as the central theme. In... 

The Rights and Welfare of the African Child

The Rights and Welfare of the African Child

30th March 2021 In November 1999, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) was adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government... 

Out of the frying pan ... into the fire?

Out of the frying pan ... into the fire?

26th March 2021 Out of the frying pan ... into the fire? - Trade and Development Report 2020 Update (March 2021) 

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Statements

Agriculture deserves the support and protection of Government

Agriculture deserves the support and protection of Government

8th April 2021 DA Federal Chairperson and Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer,  accompanied by the Leader of the Opposition in the Free State... 

Prosecution instituted after young couple’s tragic death in car accident

8th April 2021 The National Prosecuting Authority informed AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit that it will be prosecuting – on murder charges – the driver of... 

DA calls for ex-Eskom bigwig to testify before Zondo Commission following ANC bribery allegations

8th April 2021 The DA calls for Ms Thandi Marah, a former senior Eskom official, alleged to have been at the centre of a bribery scandal at the utility, to be... 

COSATU Special CEC Statement

COSATU Special CEC Statement

8th April 2021 Congress of South African Trade Unions convened a Special Central Executive Committee meeting to discuss COSATU’s perspective and approach to the... 

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Press Offices

To Dismiss Or Not To Dismiss - Sole Reliance On Polygraph Tests

To Dismiss Or Not To Dismiss - Sole Reliance On Polygraph Tests

26th March 2021 The reliability and relevance of polygraph testing in the employment space have been a persistent issue that is surrounded by a lot of... 

Presiding Officers Must Be Unbiased – Hearing chairpersons should not count their chickens before they hatch

Presiding Officers Must Be Unbiased – Hearing chairpersons should not count their chickens before they hatch

26th March 2021 It all too frequently occurs that employers conspire to get rid of employees despite the absence of genuine evidence of the employees’ wrongdoing.... 

Be aware of the consequences of paying an admission of guilt fine

Be aware of the consequences of paying an admission of guilt fine

26th March 2021 In a world where instant gratification is the norm, the relatively simple act of paying an admission of guilt fine when presented as an alternative... 

Employee attacked at work during protest action may claim damages from her employer

Employee attacked at work during protest action may claim damages from her employer

25th March 2021 A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has provided new guidance on COIDA cover and when employers may be exposed to direct claims for damages... 

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