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Mali appoints more army officers to govern regions after coup

By: Reuters     27th November 2020 Senior military figures in Mali have been named governors of 10 regions, alarming some political factions who say the army is retaining too much... 

Mali appoints more army officers to govern regions after coup
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Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Namibia to make $1.74-million upfront payment to global vaccine scheme

Namibia to make $1.74-million upfront payment to global vaccine scheme

By: Reuters     27th November 2020 Namibia has approved an upfront payment of 26.4-million Namibian dollars to the COVAX global Covid-19 vaccine distribution scheme co-led by the... 

 Zondo commission serves new summons on Zuma

Zondo commission serves new summons on Zuma  

By: African News Agency      27th November 2020 The Zondo commission has served a new summons on former South African president Jacob Zuma after he flouted the first and now expects him to appear... 

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Letter to Mahlamba Ndlopfu – Bhekisisa Mncube

Letter to Mahlamba Ndlopfu – Bhekisisa Mncube

20th November 2020 MR President, let's separate the wheat from the chaff on the SABC's ongoing on-and-off retrenchment saga. I haven't interacted with the SABC... 

What lies behind the war in Tigray?

What lies behind the war in Tigray?

20th November 2020 At the core of the current war between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front is the realignment of politics... 

15-million ‘undocumented foreigners’ in South Africa? Herman Mashaba wrong again

15-million ‘undocumented foreigners’ in South Africa? Herman Mashaba wrong again

20th November 2020 Herman Mashaba, former mayor of South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, caused a social media stir in November 2020 when he tweeted that there... 

48 000 potholes on Johannesburg’s roads? That’s not nearly the whole story

48 000 potholes on Johannesburg’s roads? That’s not nearly the whole story

20th November 2020 Complaining about potholes is a local pastime for Johannesburg residents. Hop onto Twitter, for example, and you’ll find photos of pockmarked roads... 

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Advocating for humanity? Securing better protection of civilians affected by armed conflict

Advocating for humanity? Securing better protection of civilians affected by armed conflict

20th November 2020 In 2020, more than 30 violent armed conflicts are raging across the world. Though they vary in duration, geographic spread and geopolitical impact,... 

The Climate Transparency Report 2020

The Climate Transparency Report 2020

20th November 2020 In a time of uncertainty, the G20 can harness the opportunities of a green recovery to set course for a more resilient and sustainable future. In... 

SDG3 Global Action Plan: supporting Accelerator 5 on research, innovation and access

SDG3 Global Action Plan: supporting Accelerator 5 on research, innovation and access

18th November 2020 This research aims to provide evidence and conclusions for the two key issues of the Global Action Plan, namely: scaling up innovation –... 

CEOs of large companies commit to paying SME suppliers within 30 days 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th November 2020 In an effort to ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa survive the economic crisis, more than 50 large companies have... 

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Statements

Premier Job Mokgoro sends message of condolences on passing of Queen Mother Semane Molotlegi

Premier Job Mokgoro sends message of condolences on passing of Queen Mother Semane Molotlegi

1st December 2020 North West Premier, Prof Tebogo Job Mokgoro, has received with sadness, news on the passing of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Mother of the Royal... 

South Africa's Presidency Of The United Nations Security

South Africa's Presidency Of The United Nations Security

1st December 2020 Today, 1 December 2020, South Africa will assume the rotating monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). This will be South... 

Gauteng e-Government department once again incurs irregular expenditure amounting to R203 million

Gauteng e-Government department once again incurs irregular expenditure amounting to R203 million

1st December 2020 The Gauteng Department of e-Government has once again incurred irregular expenditure of over R203 million for the second quarter of the 2020/2021... 

Gauteng Health underspends R905 million

Gauteng Health underspends R905 million

1st December 2020 The Gauteng Health Department has underspent by R905 million in the last financial year which ended on 31 March 2020. This is revealed in the... 

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Press Offices

Africa tax in brief

Africa tax in brief

18th November 2020 BURKINA FASO: Multilateral Instrument instrument of ratification deposited On 30 October 2020, Burkina Faso deposited its instrument of... 

Annual Leave In The Covid-19 Context

Annual Leave In The Covid-19 Context

17th November 2020 As we approach the end of a very unusual year, employers are faced with multiple questions surrounding annual leave entitlement. Many employees... 

2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations declared invalid by Supreme Court of Appeal

2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations declared invalid by Supreme Court of Appeal

17th November 2020 A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) matter concerned the validity of the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations promulgated under s 5 of the... 

Webber Wentzel commits to UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Webber Wentzel commits to UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

17th November 2020 On 29 September, Webber Wentzel signed up to the United Nation’s Women Empowerment Principles, a seven-step guideline on how to promote gender... 

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