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53% of adults think schools should not re-open amid rising Covid-19 infections – survey

By: Sane Dhlamini     13th January 2021 Round three of the University of Johannesburg/Human Sciences Research Council Covid-19 Democracy survey has revealed that 53% of adults think... 

53% of adults think schools should not re-open amid rising Covid-19 infections – survey
Over 20 000 people recently arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations

Over 20 000 people recently arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations

By: African News Agency      13th January 2021 Police Minister Bheki Cele on Wednesday said more than 20 000 people have been arrested and/or fined for breaching the Disaster Management Act,... 

Parliament blames inadequate planning for chaos at Beitbridge post

Parliament blames inadequate planning for chaos at Beitbridge post 

By: African News Agency      13th January 2021 After touring the problematic Beitbridge border post, the South African parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs has partly blamed a lack... 

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2020’s brutal lessons

2020’s brutal lessons

11th December 2020 While the glow from the embers of this historic year remain visible, the fire of 2020 is now truly dying – not a moment too soon for many, no... 

Micro developers open doors and windows for solving SA’s housing problem

Micro developers open doors and windows for solving SA’s housing problem

10th December 2020 Densification can deliver affordable housing close to workplaces and city resources. SA’s urban population is expanding, creating a growing need... 

 Inside the illegal trade in West Africa’s cultural heritage

Inside the illegal trade in West Africa’s cultural heritage

9th December 2020 It was late summer 2019 when Bourama (not his real name) answered his phone. He was near Mopti, in central Mali, he told us, and was in the midst... 

 How Chinese investment is contributing to economic transformation across Africa

How Chinese investment is contributing to economic transformation across Africa

9th December 2020 Every day, dozens of media pieces and articles discuss China’s presence in Africa. The focus is usually on China’s strategic interests, responses... 

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Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

4th December 2020 Oceans contain vast renewable energy potential – theoretically equivalent to more than double the world's current electricity demand. Nascent ocean... 

Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

Fostering a blue economy: Offshore renewable energy

4th December 2020 Offshore renewable energy – including offshore wind and solar power, as well as emerging ocean energy technologies – could support sustainable... 

The production gap report: 2020 special issue

The production gap report: 2020 special issue

3rd December 2020 The Production gap report, first launched in 2019, measures the gap between Paris Agreement goals and countries’ planned production of coal, oil... 

Informal taxes and transfers in sub-Saharan Africa: a review and analysis of incidence in Rwanda

Informal taxes and transfers in sub-Saharan Africa: a review and analysis of incidence in Rwanda

3rd December 2020 This paper profiles and analyses informal taxes and transfer payments made by households in Rwanda, and considers their incidence, scale and... 

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Statements

Ramaphosa and the ANC have sat on liquor legislation for 5 years

Ramaphosa and the ANC have sat on liquor legislation for 5 years

18th January 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken note of President Cyril Ramaphosa's strong words with respect to reviewing liquor legislation over the last... 

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi alive and well

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi alive and well

18th January 2021 Due to an unfortunate error on a call-in radio show this past weekend, a rumour has emerged that IFP Founder and President Emeritus, Prince... 

Abahlali baseMjondolo is opposed to the closure of borders

Abahlali baseMjondolo is opposed to the closure of borders

18th January 2021 Since our movement was formed 15 years ago we have always opposed the systems that make people poor and keep them poor. We have always opposed all... 

DA calls on DBE to release clear and succinct plan on teacher vaccination

DA calls on DBE to release clear and succinct plan on teacher vaccination

18th January 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to engage with the Department of Health to release a clear and... 

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Press Offices

Practical steps for the handling and presentation of evidence

Practical steps for the handling and presentation of evidence

7th December 2020 The correct investigation, gathering and analysis of evidence is important for ensuring that justice is served and it is incumbent upon frontline... 

Want year-end auditing success? Go digital

Want year-end auditing success? Go digital

3rd December 2020 Businesses preparing for their 2020 fiscal year-end audits will need to enhance digital capabilities and embrace tools that enable virtual audit... 

26% of African Companies Faced Investigations Due to Poorly Implemented Tech, Globally, 40% Faced Investigations – New Report

26% of African Companies Faced Investigations Due to Poorly Implemented Tech, Globally, 40% Faced Investigations – New Report

3rd December 2020 A landmark survey of more than 1500 compliance leaders around the world, including in Kenya, has revealed major risks associated with... 

Baker McKenzie’s Innovation Hackathon Finds Solutions to Client Pain Points in Africa

Baker McKenzie’s Innovation Hackathon Finds Solutions to Client Pain Points in Africa

2nd December 2020 Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg recently held an internal innovation hackathon, a Reinvent by Baker McKenzie event, during which employees were... 

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