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Mbalula confirms calls for NEC to resign following dismal elections, coalition talks

By: News24Wire      26th November 2021 African National Congress (ANC) head of elections Fikile Mbalula confirmed on Thursday there were calls from within the party for members of its... 

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No reason why Eskom can’t make reliable comeback – Sir Mick Davis

By: Martin Creamer     25th November 2021 There is no reason why Eskom cannot return to a situation where it can be a credible, reliable supplier of reasonably priced electricity, Sir Mick... 

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South Africa won’t be ‘short-changed’ in climate finance talks, Ramaphosa insists 

By: Terence Creamer     25th November 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa says that government will not allow itself to be “short-changed” or lumped with conditions that will undermine its... 

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South Africa’s energy transition package: still in green and brown camouflage

18th November 2021 It’s never been easy to categorise South Africa’s energy policies. While the country has been eager to excel in global climate diplomacy, being... 

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The MTBPS clears some fiscal space but it is still a path through a swamp

18th November 2021 Treasury did the best it could in this month’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. Half the revenue windfall was used for fiscal consolidation and... 

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Africa’s first mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub gets to work

17th November 2021 The World Health Organisation and the Covid Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative announced in mid-2021 that they were working with a... 

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The cost of Covid: what happens when children don’t go to school

17th November 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted schools and universities across the world. UNESCO figures state that the worldwide average time lost due to... 

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 Clean Skies for Tomorrow: Sustainable Aviation Fuel Policy Toolkit

Clean Skies for Tomorrow: Sustainable Aviation Fuel Policy Toolkit

11th November 2021 Clean Skies for Tomorrow (CST) is an initiative to help the aviation sector move towards net-zero emissions. It is doing that by accelerating the... 

IRENA's Energy Transition Support to Strengthen Climate Action

IRENA's Energy Transition Support to Strengthen Climate Action

11th November 2021 IRENA is the lead intergovernmental agency working on energy transition through renewables. Renewables offers an innovative, sustainable and... 

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Technology transfer: a new agenda for LDC negotiators

11th November 2021 This briefing looks at some of the issues and the potential to maximise synergies between the trade and climate negotiation communities. Key Messages 

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Aligning climate finance and Aid for Trade: a new agenda for LDC negotiators

11th November 2021 This briefing aims to provide trade and climate policy-makers from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) with an understanding of how to coordinate two... 

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ActionSA Welcomes Ramaphosa’s Non-Imposition of Further Restrictions

29th November 2021 ActionSA notes and applauds President Cyril Ramaphosa for not imposing further draconian restrictions on South Africans and our already battered... 

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IFP Notes President Ramaphosa’s Announcements Regarding New Covid-19 Variant

29th November 2021 The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) notes the announcements made by President Ramaphosa, regarding the outbreak of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant.... 

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Planned Joburg Council Meeting A Waste of Residents Funds

29th November 2021 ActionSA notes with concern that, in a move straight out of the handbook on wasting residents' funds, the Speaker of the Joburg Council, Cllr Vasco... 

FEDUSA welcomes government’s historic ratification of convention 190

29th November 2021 The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has welcomed the government’s ratification of Convention 190 (C190) which refers to the... 

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Legal Awards Season – Baker McKenzie lawyers collect accolades

12th November 2021 Best Lawyers in South Africa has listed Baker McKenzie partners Darryl Bernstein (Litigation), Janet MacKenzie (Media Law), Johan Botes (Employee... 

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New head of Intellectual Property for Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa

11th November 2021 Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa have appointed Allison Williams as their new head of Intellectual Property with effect from 1 December 2021.... 

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Government withdraws proposal to impose exit tax on retirement interests

11th November 2021 Expatriates and those with plans to emigrate will be relieved to learn that the proposal to impose an exit tax on retirement interests will be... 

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Private sector involvement is key for sustainable cities and towns

11th November 2021 Creating sustainable and environmentally friendly cities is a central feature of climate change adaptation, embracing themes such as AI, IP law and... 

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