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Affordability concerns come to fore as Eskom outlines case for 20.5% hike 

By: Terence Creamer     17th January 2022 State-owned electricity utility Eskom has again insisted that its 2022/23 allowable revenue application, together with already approved regulatory... 

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Early income bonanza for funded Witwatersrand gold mining reviver 

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2022 West Wits Mining, the Australia-listed Witwatersrand gold reviver that is advancing fast on an initial A$9.5-million capital raise, is the... 

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The poor die from Covid while the rich get richer, Oxfam warns

By: News24Wire      17th January 2022 The wealth of the 10 richest men has doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, stoking inequality that contributes to the deaths of at least 21,300... 


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After #EndSARS, Nigeria’s police must take ownership of reform

5th January 2022 Nigeria’s #EndSARS mass action in October 2020 and the subsequent security force crackdown led to promises that those affected would see justice.... 

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Africa must get up to speed on cyber diplomacy

3rd January 2022 On 17 January, African diplomats meet their global counterparts in New York to thrash out the details of a proposed new United Nations (UN) treaty... 

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Life beyond load-shedding

3rd January 2022 Electricity is the biggest single constraint on the South African economy. It also demoralises citizens and saps the energy of individuals and... 

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Hybrid warfare is on the rise globally. Might South Africa’s Eskom be its latest victim?

10th December 2021 Hybrid warfare is gaining traction globally as the preferred option for conducting malicious statecraft in the grey zone between peace and war.... 

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Central Africa Economic Outlook 2021

26th November 2021 The COVID‐19 pandemic has been contained relatively successfully in Central Africa, which comprises the six member countries of the Central African... 

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The ignored pandemic: the dual crises of gender-based violence and Covid-19

26th November 2021 Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a global pandemic existing in all social groups across the globe, yet it has largely been ignored in the Covid-19... 

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The magic potion of austerity and poverty alleviation

26th November 2021 Dominant narratives promoting economic growth at the expense of state institutions and basic social services have long underpinned a neoliberal... 

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Chatbots RESET Framework Pilot Projects: Using Chatbots in Healthcare

26th November 2021 Conversational AI is everywhere – in our phones and in devices scattered around our homes. Now this technology is rapidly being used in healthcare,... 

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Matric pass rate is misleading

21st January 2022 The DA congratulates all matrics who passed the 2021's NSC matric exams. This is the first matric cohort that experienced their full grade 11 and... 

Research Chair in Smart Mobility established at the CSIR under the DSI-NRF Research Chair Initiative: A first for South Africa

20th January 2022 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation... 

Architectural professionals workshop on CoJ online building plan application system

20th January 2022 The Department of Development Planning, on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, hosted a successful workshop on the City of Joburg Construction Permit... 

Northern KwaZulu-Natal supply dams show major improvements

20th January 2022 Mhlathuze Water has recorded a healthy rise in the volumes of water in its dams. Thanks to bountiful rains received in recent months in some parts... 

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Update on the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performer's Protection Amendment Bill

3rd December 2021 Some of the proposed amendments to the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill will shortly be advertised for public... 

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South Africa's biggest retailers and brands move towards environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging

2nd December 2021 As environmental awareness increases, both globally and locally, the amount of waste generated in South Africa is attracting more concern.... 

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South African legislation is missing an all-inclusive Act that will enable rather than curtail the industrial Cannabis industry

2nd December 2021 A webinar by law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr takes a pragmatic approach to South Africa’s fledging Hemp industry The industrial Cannabis/Hemp... 

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The Cybercrimes Act becomes partially operational

2nd December 2021 Certain provisions of the Cybercrimes Act become operational on 1 December 2021, as South Africa gets closer to protecting businesses and... 

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