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July unrest, Covid-19 raise questions of ideation and legitimate leadership – Joel Netshitenzhe

By: Thabi Madiba     25th November 2021 Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) executive director and vice-chairperson of the board of governors Joel Netshitenzhe stated... 

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Lockdown: Impossible to consult with every religious leader over gatherings ban, court hears

By: News24Wire      24th November 2021 The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard during the challenge of the previous ban on faith-based gatherings that it would have been... 

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ANC keeps mayoral position in North West's Mamusa municipality

By: News24Wire      24th November 2021 After helping vote in an Economic Freedom Fighters Speaker, African National Congress councillors in Mamusa Local Municipality in the North West... 


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South Africa’s police: a rigid bureaucracy struggling to reform

16th November 2021 Perceptions of the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) response to the country’s July unrest were almost uniformly negative and led to criticism... 

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The number that matters in the Covid pandemic is a relative one: vaccine inequity

15th November 2021 Numbers are extremely useful for succinctly conveying important information. Of course, all quantification, including statistics, has its... 

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Climate finance for a transition away from coal: a chance to change history in South Africa

15th November 2021 In the opening days of the COP26 international climate conference, a financing partnership was announced between South Africa and a consortium... 

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South Africa’s health system is on its knees: the budget offers no relief

15th November 2021 South Africa’s 2021 medium-term budget policy statement was more of the same old narrative. It didn’t speak to the high expectations that the... 

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 The AI Governance Journey: Development and Opportunities

The AI Governance Journey: Development and Opportunities

4th November 2021 The field of AI governance has grown rapidly over the last five years with an immediate challenge to ensure responsible application and practices.... 

 Global Shapers Community Celebrating a Decade of Impact

Global Shapers Community Celebrating a Decade of Impact

4th November 2021 The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, a network of young people who volunteer their time and experiences to drive dialogue, action... 

 Beneath the Surface: Technology-driven systemic risks and the continued need for innovation

Beneath the Surface: Technology-driven systemic risks and the continued need for innovation

4th November 2021 Beneath the Surface: Technology-driven systemic risks and the continued need for innovation is the first publication of the World Economic Forum’s... 

Green Building Principles: The Action Plan for Net-Zero Carbon Buildings

Green Building Principles: The Action Plan for Net-Zero Carbon Buildings

4th November 2021 Collective action must be taken to accelerate the decarbonization of buildings, which contribute 38% of all energy-related greenhouse gas... 

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YES to vaccines, NPIs, and hospital readiness. NO to economic restrictions

29th November 2021 The DA has consistently spoken out against blanket economic restrictions, believing them to do more harm than good. We have also consistently... 

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DA welcomes provincial government’s commitment to service municipal debt

26th November 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the provincial government’s commitment to allocate R85 million towards the provincial department of COGTA to... 

COSATU statement on the disappointing Cabinet Statement

26th November 2021 The Congress of South African Trade Unions is deeply bothered by the timid and indifferent Cabinet statement that has failed to address some of the... 

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SA back on UK red list: Sisulu should set up a tourism war room

26th November 2021 The DA will write to the Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu, with a proposal to establish a tourism-focused war room that will concentrate on... 

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How legal firms can save money and improve efficiency by winning the paper chase

9th November 2021 The traditionally conservative, paper-driven legal profession in South Africa is embracing bespoke document management systems and automated... 

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ESG-related litigation looms for mining, oil, and gas companies

9th November 2021 In the near future, companies operating in the mining, oil and gas sectors are likely to feel the brunt of the increasing prominence of ESG issues... 

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Focus on ESG – Business opportunity or cost?

8th November 2021 As we eagerly anticipate the exit of the Coronavirus pandemic, there is recognition and acceptance that there is a strong link between sustainable... 

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The MTBPS needs to focus on easing the cost of doing business

8th November 2021 The Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, has committed himself to the task of pursuing his predecessors’ structural reform agenda and reducing... 

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