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Ramaphosa declares Nov 1 a public holiday

By: Thabi Madiba     12th October 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared November 1, the day of the local government elections, a public holiday. He urged employers to make... 

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Covid-19: Cases increase by 201 and deaths by 29

By: News24Wire      12th October 2021 South Africa recorded 201 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday and 29 deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 88 346. According to a... 

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Mining boom papering over serious structural issues – Nedbank's Mpofu 

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2021 South Africa’s current mining boom is papering over some very serious structural issues that underlie the mining industry as a whole. “Chief... 

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Young South African shares important mental health lessons learnt on her entrepreneurial journey

6th October 2021 Entrepreneurship can be quite taxing and, literally, depressing. It's an isolated journey that one has to walk through to fully understand. It's... 

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Barrow puts political power ahead of justice in The Gambia

6th October 2021 In a shocking political about-turn, Gambian President Adama Barrow has joined forces with the country’s former ruling party ahead of the December... 

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Frozen out? Checking claims about women’s participation in Nigerian politics

6th October 2021 In a September 2021 opinion piece highlighting women’s exclusion from high-level politics in Nigeria, Nnedinso Ogaziechi made several claims. The... 

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Scientists sound the alarm over drought in East Africa: what must happen next

5th October 2021 Every few years, it is devastating to watch the same tragedy: a weather cycle that brings debilitating drought and hunger to East Africa,... 

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 Health and climate change: country profile 2021: Madagascar

Health and climate change: country profile 2021: Madagascar

1st October 2021 This WHO UNFCCC health and climate change country profile for Madagascar provides a summary of available evidence on climate hazards, health... 

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WEF Annual Report 2020-2021

1st October 2021 The world has fundamentally changed in the past 12 months. A tiny virus has shown us how devastating it can be: COVID-19 grew to a pandemic with... 

 Unlocking Large-Scale, Long-Term Capital for Sustainable Mobility: Introducing Key Mobility Investment Archetypes

Unlocking Large-Scale, Long-Term Capital for Sustainable Mobility: Introducing Key Mobility Investment Archetypes

1st October 2021 The transportation sector is the third largest contributor to global GHG emissions, and the only sector where emissions are still increasing even... 

The policy lending doctrine: Development Policy Financing in the World Bank's Covid-19 response

The policy lending doctrine: Development Policy Financing in the World Bank's Covid-19 response

1st October 2021 At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Bank made it clear that it was going to use the crisis to promote its development vision and... 

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Without criminal charges, DA considers former HOD’s remarks as grandstanding

14th October 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has noted allegations made in the media by the former HOD for Police, Roads and Transport in the Free State, Sipho... 

Five and a half years wait for hip and knee surgery at Bara hospital

14th October 2021 There is an immensely long surgery waiting list of 7288 patients at the Chris Hani Baragwanath, including 1771 patients who will wait five and a... 

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ANC must pay for by-elections triggered by party’s internal mess

14th October 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) will insist that the African National Congress and their elected candidates cover the cost of by-elections occasioned... 

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Occasional Paper: Streamlining the regulation and certification processes to enhance trade facilitation

14th October 2021 Introduction This paper contains an overview of the requirements of various governmental entities in trading across borders. These entities include... 

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China's new privacy law: its impact on South African organisations

22nd September 2021 South African businesses with links to China need to be aware of the country’s recently passed Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), which... 

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2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law!

22nd September 2021 The High Court has ruled that the 2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law, and has set aside various aspects of the Charter as unconstitutional.... 

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Are tests for provisional and final liquidation orders really different?

22nd September 2021 Legal practitioners are aware that a liquidation application should not be resorted to when the debt is disputed as this will amount to an abuse of... 

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Can money in your account be taken by your bank or used by you when the bank knows it belongs to someone else?

22nd September 2021 In the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal in FirstRand Bank Limited v The Spar Group Limited (1334/2019) handed down earlier this year, the... 

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