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Eight Gauteng hospital CEOs face disciplinary action for flouting Covid-19 safety practices - report

By: News24Wire      1st April 2021 The chief executive officers of eight Gauteng health facilities will reportedly face internal charges for allegedly failing to comply with health... 

Eight Gauteng hospital CEOs face disciplinary action for flouting Covid-19 safety practices - report
Pfizer Covid-19 shot 91% effective in updated data, protective against South African variant

Pfizer Covid-19 shot 91% effective in updated data, protective against South African variant

By: Reuters     1st April 2021 Pfizer Inc and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine is around 91% effective at preventing the disease, they said on Thursday, citing updated trial data that... 

UN Security Council concerned over election impasse in Somalia – US envoy

UN Security Council concerned over election impasse in Somalia – US envoy

By: Reuters     1st April 2021 The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern over a standoff in Somalia on holding new elections, the United States' top UN... 

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Cyril Ramaphosa: I’d work with you, Baas John, but not Gogo Zille

Cyril Ramaphosa: I’d work with you, Baas John, but not Gogo Zille

26th March 2021 Award-winning columnist Bhekisisa Mncube advises the ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa to accept the co-operation offer from the Democratic Alliance... 

 Filling Magufuli’s big shoes – or scrapping them

Filling Magufuli’s big shoes – or scrapping them

26th March 2021 Tanzania’s controversial President John Magufuli was officially declared dead on 17 March of a heart attack, though many suspect it was from... 

Does agriculture account for nearly half of Nigeria’s economy and provide a living for ‘90% of rural dwellers’?

Does agriculture account for nearly half of Nigeria’s economy and provide a living for ‘90% of rural dwellers’?

26th March 2021 To help leave a legacy in Africa, US president Joe Biden should focus on the continent’s economy, said an online news publication. For Nigeria in... 

Reality bites

Reality bites

26th March 2021 The six-year gap in South Africa’s procurement of new electricity capacity is biting and will continue to do so for another five years at least,... 

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The covid-19 pandemic and the fisheries sector in Africa

The covid-19 pandemic and the fisheries sector in Africa

25th March 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic is undoubtedly the most significant public health episode to have affected human beings, societies and minds throughout the... 

 Principles for Board Governance of Cyber Risk

Principles for Board Governance of Cyber Risk

23rd March 2021 Cyber risk is among the top risks facing businesses today, and it has become clear that boards, especially, need stronger foundations to govern... 

Opportunities and challenges for DAC members in ‘adapting to context’

Opportunities and challenges for DAC members in ‘adapting to context’

23rd March 2021 New principles for OECD DAC members on ‘Managing for Sustainable Development Results’ emphasise tailoring result management approaches to different... 

LearnAdapt: a synthesis of our work on adaptive programming with DFID/FCDO (2017–2020)

LearnAdapt: a synthesis of our work on adaptive programming with DFID/FCDO (2017–2020)

23rd March 2021 This briefing note summarises key messages from the United Kingdom’s LearnAdapt programme – a three-year collaboration between Better Delivery and... 

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Statements

Trial of Thandi Modise postponed until end of April

Trial of Thandi Modise postponed until end of April

7th April 2021 The trial of Thandi Modise, Speaker of parliament, in the Potchefstroom Regional Court has been postponed until 28, 29 and 30 April 2021 on request... 

DA loses Sol Plaatje councillor to Covid-19

By: Sane Dhlamini     7th April 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is shocked and saddened by the passing of DA ward councillor in Sol Plaatje municipality,... 

Committee chairperson concerned about fuel price hike

Committee chairperson concerned about fuel price hike

7th April 2021 The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral  Resources and Energy, Mr Sahlulele Luzipo, has noted with concern the fuel price hike which... 

KZN A-G findings worst in the entire country with R9.75billion in irregular expenditure

KZN A-G findings worst in the entire country with R9.75billion in irregular expenditure

By: Sane Dhlamini     7th April 2021 The Auditor-General’s finding that KwaZulu-Natal is the province with the highest rate of irregular expenditure in the country, at R9.75billion, is... 

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Press Offices

Food For Thought – Domestic Violence

Food For Thought – Domestic Violence

17th March 2021 It only takes one trip to the District Magistrates Court to see, and fully realise what our lower courts are faced with on a daily basis. Imagine... 

Distillate Fuel Refund System Reform: the wait may soon be over

Distillate Fuel Refund System Reform: the wait may soon be over

17th March 2021 Recently released proposed draft amendments to the diesel refund scheme clarify certain aspects of the scheme, but it remains to be seen whether... 

SABS issues new standard for hand sanitisers

SABS issues new standard for hand sanitisers

16th March 2021 The SABS has issued a new standard for hand sanitisers, which manufacturers of these products and employers distributing them in the workplace... 

The Battle of the Banks in Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction Stakes Hits a High in Digital COVID Economy

The Battle of the Banks in Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction Stakes Hits a High in Digital COVID Economy

15th March 2021 When South Africa entered into a hard and extended national lockdown on 27 March 2020, banks responded rapidly and empathetically to their account... 

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