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Sassa stopped Bathabile Dlamini's pension, justice department reveals 

By: News24Wire      24th February 2021 Claims that former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is being deprived of her pension, allegedly due to political instructions, are... 

Sassa stopped Bathabile Dlamini's pension, justice department reveals
Former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini
Coronavirus: 263 new confirmed deaths in South Africa as cases climb by 998

Coronavirus: 263 new confirmed deaths in South Africa as cases climb by 998

By: News24Wire      24th February 2021 South Africa recorded 998 new Covid-19 infections by Tuesday, along with 263 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 49... 

First Covid-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana

First Covid-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana

By: Reuters     24th February 2021 The World Health Organization's global vaccine sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first Covid-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to... 

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Covid-19 vaccine roll-out: a litmus test for the NHI

Covid-19 vaccine roll-out: a litmus test for the NHI

18th February 2021 There has been much ado about the government’s handling of the process to procure Covid-19 vaccines, and with good reason, given the delay in... 

What a real state of the nation address would say about South Africa

What a real state of the nation address would say about South Africa

18th February 2021 Every year in February South Africa’s president delivers a state of the nation address. One theme which is never addressed is the state of the... 

 Slow progress for West Africa’s latest counter-terrorism plan

Slow progress for West Africa’s latest counter-terrorism plan

18th February 2021 More than a year after adopting an action plan to ‘eradicate’ terrorism in West Africa, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has... 

Chickens and the economy: fact-checking Ramaphosa's #SONA2021

Chickens and the economy: fact-checking Ramaphosa's #SONA2021

18th February 2021 Ramaphosa didn’t shy away from economic realities, correctly claiming the unemployment rate has reached a “staggering” 30.8% and that the economy... 

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 Quality Criteria for Health National Adaptation Plans

Quality Criteria for Health National Adaptation Plans

10th February 2021 The Quality Criteria for Health National Adaptation Plans (HNAPs) presents examples of good practice in HNAP development to assist countries in... 

Financing a Possible Expansion of the IMF’s Support for LICs

Financing a Possible Expansion of the IMF’s Support for LICs

10th February 2021 The IMF’s concessional support for low-income countries (LICs) is provided primarily through the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT). Since... 

Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa

Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa

9th February 2021 Sanitation, including the proper management of wastewater, is central to ensuring human and ecosystem health, and economic and environmental... 

Time for action: How private sector instruments are undermining aid budgets

Time for action: How private sector instruments are undermining aid budgets

9th February 2021 Official development assistance (ODA) plays a fundamental role in an increasingly complex development finance landscape. However, ODA levels have... 

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Statements

IFP: Budget not pro poor

IFP: Budget not pro poor

25th February 2021 The poorest of the poor in our country were looking forward to the 2021 Budget to alleviate their plight but the Budget presented by Minister of... 

Solidarity to challenge Netball SA in court over coach

Solidarity to challenge Netball SA in court over coach

25th February 2021 Solidarity today submitted documents on Netball SA to review their disciplinary action against a coach. This follows after Theresa Rossouw, former... 

Dramatic turn of events in legal fight over ivermectin

Dramatic turn of events in legal fight over ivermectin

25th February 2021 The civil rights organisation AfriForum today announced a dramatic turn of events in the fight for the legal use of ivermectin.  AfriForum and dr.... 

Cuts to social grants to bail out failing SOEs are morally indefensible

Cuts to social grants to bail out failing SOEs are morally indefensible

25th February 2021 The announcement of cuts to budget allocation for social expenditure in the 2021 Budget is proof that the ANC government cares more about vanity... 

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Press Offices

Advice to SARS: Find new sources of revenue

Advice to SARS: Find new sources of revenue 

15th February 2021 As the economy sheds jobs and business closures mount because of the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa has its work cut out in attempting to expand... 

Webber Wentzel’s Pro Bono team raises new SLAPP defence

Webber Wentzel’s Pro Bono team raises new SLAPP defence

15th February 2021 A recent High Court judgment confirmed the importance of public dialogue and debate in a healthy democracy. It did so by, for the first time in... 

Women in Tech virtual forum to launch

Women in Tech virtual forum to launch

15th February 2021 Two technology giants have joined forces to introduce an all-women virtual forum that will bring women in the South African tech space together to... 

Court upholds minority shareholder rights in share repurchase

Court upholds minority shareholder rights in share repurchase

12th February 2021 A recent court judgement upheld the rights of dissenting minority shareholders in situations where a company intends to repurchase more than 5% of... 

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