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Transnet to meet OEMs this month in bid to reach settlement on ‘unlawful’ locomotive contracts 

By: Terence Creamer     12th April 2019 State-owned logistics group Transnet will, during the course of April and May, seek to secure “just and equitable” negotiations with the four... 

Transnet to meet OEMs this month in bid to reach settlement on ‘unlawful’ locomotive contracts
EFF: 'Bully' Trevor Manuel will not silence us with lawsuit

EFF: 'Bully' Trevor Manuel will not silence us with lawsuit 

By: News24Wire      12th April 2019 The Economic Freedom Fighters says the party is unfazed by former minister of finance Trevor Manuel's decision to sue them over accusations of... 

Mantashe calls on SA mining companies to invest in clean-coal technology

Mantashe calls on SA mining companies to invest in clean-coal technology

By: African News Agency      12th April 2019 Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, on Friday urged the coal mining sector to continue investing in clean-coal technology in order to... 

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South Africa's informal sector: why people get stuck in precarious jobs

South Africa's informal sector: why people get stuck in precarious jobs

3rd April 2019 South Africa has a jobs crisis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, 6.14-million people were out of work, an unemployment rate of 27.1%, which is one of... 

 Next steps as violence surges in central Mali

Next steps as violence surges in central Mali

3rd April 2019 On 23 March the conflict in central Mali escalated to unprecedented levels. An attack on the village of Ogossagou in the Mopti region, allegedly by... 

Top Kenyan lawyer gets parliament and judiciary funding numbers wrong

Top Kenyan lawyer gets parliament and judiciary funding numbers wrong

3rd April 2019 As Kenya’s parliament finalises the country’s budget forecasts, its allocation to the judiciary has left a prominent lawyer unimpressed. “Look at... 

Why cabinet, rather than parliament, is the centre of power for African women

Why cabinet, rather than parliament, is the centre of power for African women

2nd April 2019 How do we know whether women are achieving equitable levels of political representation? For many years, scholars have focused on women’s... 

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 Capacity Statistics 2019

Capacity Statistics 2019

1st April 2019 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication... 

Sustainable pastureland intensification: Making room for energy crops without harming biodiversity

Sustainable pastureland intensification: Making room for energy crops without harming biodiversity

1st April 2019 Biofuels are an essential renewable energy resource, with 40% (90 exajoules) of renewable energy resources projected to come from biofuel sources... 

 Prindex Comparative Report – March 2019

Prindex Comparative Report – March 2019

29th March 2019 With data from nearly 53,000 individuals in 33 countries, representing a combined population of over 889 million adults, this latest round of data... 

 Global perceptions of urban land tenure security report – Evidence from 33 Countries

Global perceptions of urban land tenure security report – Evidence from 33 Countries

29th March 2019 he world is rapidly urbanising, especially in emerging and developing economies. By 2050, the urban population will have tripled, increasing by... 

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Statements

Minister Of Transport Statement On The Suspension Of The Roll-out Of Phase 4B Of The George Integrated Public Transport Network

Minister Of Transport Statement On The Suspension Of The Roll-out Of Phase 4B Of The George Integrated Public Transport Network

17th April 2019 The Minister of Transport, Dr. Blade Nzimande, requested the Western Cape Provincial Government to suspend plans to rollout Phase 4B of the George... 

SACP: SACP calls for immediate democratic transition, an end to dictatorship in Sudan

SACP: SACP calls for immediate democratic transition, an end to dictatorship in Sudan

17th April 2019 The South African Communist Party pledges solidarity with the people of Sudan, the broad masses in particular, the Sudanese Communist Party and the... 

COGTA: Update On The Alexandra Renewal Programmer Interventions By The President

COGTA: Update On The Alexandra Renewal Programmer Interventions By The President

17th April 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Alexandra on Thursday 11 April 2019 following issues raised by residents.   The issues raised included the... 

DAFF: Importation of agricultural regulated products into South Africa

DAFF: Importation of agricultural regulated products into South Africa

17th April 2019 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is making a friendly call to all international travellers who will be visiting South... 

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Press Offices

The proposed zero-rating of sanitary towels (pads) a slightly hollow victory for South Africa Women – here’s why

The proposed zero-rating of sanitary towels (pads) a slightly hollow victory for South Africa Women – here’s why

28th March 2019 During the medium-term budget in October 2018, the Minister of Finance announced that sanitary towels (pads) will be included to the list of those... 

Sars is Quite Sensitive (to 'Prejudice')

Sars is Quite Sensitive (to 'Prejudice')

28th March 2019 The main purpose of the current understatement penalty regime administered by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) is to encourage voluntary... 

Can your email disclaimer get you out of an unintended contract?

Can your email disclaimer get you out of an unintended contract?

28th March 2019 It is a reasonably well-known fact that most types of agreement may be entered into using electronic means; for example, by way of email, or even... 

Can patents help regulate future experimentation with designer babies?

Can patents help regulate future experimentation with designer babies?

28th March 2019 Jiankui He, an associate professor of bioengineering who is currently on leave from Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen,... 

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