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African swine fever detected in Western Cape

By: Reuters     26th February 2021 The Western Cape region has reported its first cases of African swine fever at two small farms, after outbreaks in other parts of the country, the... 

African swine fever detected in Western Cape
Embattled North West to establish provincial forensic unit to probe mounting cases of corruption

Embattled North West to establish provincial forensic unit to probe mounting cases of corruption  

By: News24Wire      25th February 2021 The North West will establish a provincial forensic investigation unit to probe allegations of corruption in the province. Premier Job Mokgoro... 

South Africa aims to vaccinate 1.1m people by end of March

South Africa aims to vaccinate 1.1m people by end of March 

By: Reuters     25th February 2021 South Africa aims to vaccinate around 1.1-million people against Covid-19 between now and the end of March, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on... 

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Failing to fix governance is biggest blot on Ramaphosa’s presidency

Failing to fix governance is biggest blot on Ramaphosa’s presidency

16th February 2021 The first duty of assuming the enormous powers of the president is to govern, and to do so by upholding the constitution. After the Zuma... 

Covid-19: what happens if some countries don't vaccinate?

Covid-19: what happens if some countries don't vaccinate?

16th February 2021 Some countries, such as Tanzania and Madagascar, have issued statements saying they do not have plans to vaccinate their populations against... 

 Presidentialism shouldn’t trump democracy in the DRC

Presidentialism shouldn’t trump democracy in the DRC

16th February 2021 Two years after winning the historic 2018 election, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi recently dismantled the... 

 Electric vehicle battery manufacturing: Why SADC needs to act now

Electric vehicle battery manufacturing: Why SADC needs to act now

16th February 2021 As we try to navigate the disruption that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused to our lives and livelihoods, I listen to people talk about what they... 

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Economic Pulse 2: China navigates its Covid-19 recovery – outward investment appetite and implications for developing countries

Economic Pulse 2: China navigates its Covid-19 recovery – outward investment appetite and implications for developing countries

4th February 2021 This is the second report in ODI’s Economic Pulse series. Pulse 2 explores China’s international economic response as the world adapts to Covid-19.... 

Slowing the population growth rate is vital for South Africa’s economic recovery

Slowing the population growth rate is vital for South Africa’s economic recovery

3rd February 2021 The South African economy is currently on its knees, with public policymakers seized with finding solutions to bring about economic recovery. In... 

 Global report on health data systems and capacity, 2020

Global report on health data systems and capacity, 2020

2nd February 2021 The first global assessment on the status and capacity of health information systems in 133 countries, covering 87% of the global population. It... 

Covid-19 TERS Corruption at Work

Covid-19 TERS Corruption at Work

1st February 2021 The release of the Corruption Watch Covid-19 TERS Corruption at Work report highlights the experiences of whistle-blowers short-changed by... 

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Statements

DA files Press Ombudsman complaint following Sunday Times misrepresentation

DA files Press Ombudsman complaint following Sunday Times misrepresentation

2nd March 2021 The DA has today filed a complaint with the Press Ombudsman following a Sunday Times article that appeared in the newspaper yesterday (Sunday 28... 

DA welcomes Independent Review Panel findings on PP removal proceedings

DA welcomes Independent Review Panel findings on PP removal proceedings

2nd March 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the finding by the Independent Review Panel that there is a prima facie case for Parliament to institute... 

Premier Saul must table results and not plans during SOPA

Premier Saul must table results and not plans during SOPA

2nd March 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape hopes that the premier, Dr Zamani Saul, will utilise tomorrow’s State of the Province Address... 

SACC statement of the destabilisation of the country

SACC statement of the destabilisation of the country

1st March 2021 The heads of churches of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) met on Thursday, 25 February 2021, and expressed alarm and concern at the... 

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Press Offices

Webber Wentzel’s Pro Bono team raises new SLAPP defence

Webber Wentzel’s Pro Bono team raises new SLAPP defence

15th February 2021 A recent High Court judgment confirmed the importance of public dialogue and debate in a healthy democracy. It did so by, for the first time in... 

Women in Tech virtual forum to launch

Women in Tech virtual forum to launch

15th February 2021 Two technology giants have joined forces to introduce an all-women virtual forum that will bring women in the South African tech space together to... 

Court upholds minority shareholder rights in share repurchase

Court upholds minority shareholder rights in share repurchase

12th February 2021 A recent court judgement upheld the rights of dissenting minority shareholders in situations where a company intends to repurchase more than 5% of... 

Webber Wentzel bolsters its leading M&A offering

Webber Wentzel bolsters its leading M&A offering

12th February 2021 Webber Wentzel has for many years been considered a leader in the M&A space. Growing its already established platform of excellence, Webber Wentzel... 

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