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New thumb-marking protocol for upcoming elections to prevent spread of Covid-19

By: News24Wire      20th October 2021 To prevent the spread of Covid-19 on voting day, the traditional indelible ink marker pens will be replaced with a liquid that will be applied... 

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Covid-19: South Africa records 453 new cases as death toll increases by 50

By: News24Wire      20th October 2021 South Africa recorded 453 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday and 50 deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 88 674. According to a... 

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Policy-not-law charter judgment going long way towards providing certainty – NSDV 

By: Martin Creamer     19th October 2021 The court judgement that the mining charter is policy and not law goes a long way towards providing regulatory certainty, says NSDV mining law... 


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South Africa’s mixed messages on procurement corruption

12th October 2021 South Africa desperately needs laws to stop procurement corruption. Recent revelations by Daily Maverick/Scorpio of the R150-million Digital Vibes... 

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A Shangri-La in the Himalayas could show King Mswati the way

11th October 2021 Up to 60 protesters and rioters were killed by security forces in eSwatini in June. And many government and private buildings and vehicles were... 

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Local government elections – what to watch for

8th October 2021 Pity the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). They have about 30 days to prepare, print and distribute ballot papers for more than 60 000... 

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Breakthrough malaria vaccine offers to reinvigorate the fight against the disease

8th October 2021 The World Health Organization has announced a historic move: it has recommended the widespread use of the first ever malaria vaccine. The... 

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ACDP 2021 Local Government Election Manifesto

5th October 2021 Government has a constitutional mandate to improve the lives of all citizens through the delivery of quality services but corruption has crippled... 

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ATM 2021 Local Government Election Manifesto

4th October 2021 As people of South Africa, we have a choice to make in these 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE). You may return back to the irrelevant and tired... 

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The Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health

1st October 2021 The sudden advent of Covid-19 on our shores and the realization that it was a highly infectious and potentially life-threatening virus led to the... 

 Health and climate change: country profile 2021: Madagascar

Health and climate change: country profile 2021: Madagascar

1st October 2021 This WHO UNFCCC health and climate change country profile for Madagascar provides a summary of available evidence on climate hazards, health... 

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DA calls for urgent oversight inspections of marking centres as KZN’s matrics begin exams

DA calls for urgent oversight inspections of marking centres as KZN’s matrics begin exams

25th October 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Education portfolio committee Chairperson, Sifiso Sonjica, to ensure that oversight... 

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Briefing statement on the JCPS Cluster Ministers outlining the state of readiness for the 2021 Municipal elections

25th October 2021 Members of the media,  The purpose of this media briefing today by the respective Ministers of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS)... 

DA in Mohokare lays criminal charges against the Mayor, the Municipal Manager and MEC for Cogta

25th October 2021 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Mohokare Local Municipality today laid criminal charges against top municipal officers of the Mohokare... 

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Don’t play with fire – give the DA a 50% plus 1 majority in Nelson Mandela Bay

25th October 2021 Exactly a week from now, Monday 1 November 2021, residents of Nelson Mandela Bay go to the polls and have one choice to make – either the DA or the... 

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Challenge To 2018 Mining Charter

28th September 2021 On 21 September 2021, the High Court, Pretoria, set aside various provisions of the 2018 Mining Charter (the Charter) following a review... 

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Baker McKenzie Appoints New Chief People Officer

28th September 2021 Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie today announces the appointment of a new Chief People Officer, Jay Connolly, who will take up his new... 

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Keep your creditors close, but your lawyers closer

27th September 2021 Although companies in financial distress, and their creditors, are often reluctant to pay for legal advice, having legal guidance to navigate the... 

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Fostering a child- The difference between foster care and adoption and affording financial assistance to foster parents

27th September 2021 Globally, family members take care of each, other especially during difficult times, for example, when a loved one falls sick or passes away, and... 

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