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World Bank warns developing world of bumpy ride ahead

11th June 2015 The World Bank has warned that developing countries, “an engine of global growth following the financial crisis”, could expect a more bumpy ride in... 

Continental free trade a reality – African Union commission

11th June 2015 The plan by African Union (AU) member states to establish a continental free trade area by 2017 was on track, the AU commission on trade and... 

Davis Tax Committee says current tax system not a one-size-fits-all solution

10th June 2015 The current tax system could assist in lessening the inequality gap in South Africa, but was not the solution to the country’s challenges, said... 


S African MPs want Eskom to account for billions

10th June 2015 MPs on Parliament’s standing and select committees on appropriations on Tuesday insisted on regular updates on how Eskom would spend the close to... 

Zuma to file spytapes head of arguments on June 22

10th June 2015 President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers asked for a postponement to file their heads of argument in the DA’s application to review the decision to drop... 

SAfrica’s Magaliesberg and Gouritz ecosystems approved as Unesco biosphere reserves

10th June 2015 The United National Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has approved the designation of the Magaliesberg and Gouritz cluster... 

‘Third-termism’ the new cancer eating at the heart of Africa’s democracy, pre-AU summit hears

10th June 2015 Attempts by African leaders to circumvent constitutional term limits so they could stay in power longer had become a major source of conflict on... 

SA metal union’s court bid on Cosatu reinstatement delayed

9th June 2015 The National Union of Metalworkers of SA’s case against trade union federation Cosatu was delayed in the South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday to... 

Positive outlook on Africa marred by crises such as Burundi ahead of AU summit in S Africa

9th June 2015 Africa’s leaders are gathering in Johannesburg and Pretoria this week to try to prevent a rash of conflicts and crises derailing the continent’s... 

Minister pledges of her own money as AU seeks to become more financially independent

9th June 2015 International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane pledged R1000 of her own “hard-earned” money on Tuesday to boost the... 

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