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National Treasury warns of debt spiral, refutes criticism of reneging on spending commitments 

By: African News Agency      3rd July 2020 National Treasury on Friday warned in a briefing to MPs that failure to arrest South Africa's debt trajectory would see borrowing costs consume... 

National Treasury warns of debt spiral, refutes criticism of reneging on spending commitments
Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane
Tobacco group lodges leave to appeal ruling that kept cigarettes banned

Tobacco group lodges leave to appeal ruling that kept cigarettes banned 

By: News24Wire      3rd July 2020 The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association has lodged an application for leave to appeal a court ruling that dismissed its challenge to... 

 SA extends employment of soldiers to help enforce Covid-19 rules to September

SA extends employment of soldiers to help enforce Covid-19 rules to September 

By: African News Agency      3rd July 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed Parliament of his decision to extend the employment of 20 000 members of the South African National Defence... 

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‘Send me’ as a Special Envoy

‘Send me’ as a Special Envoy

3rd July 2020 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of... 

Good, sobering  and bad

Good, sobering and bad

3rd July 2020 News out for the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa  – held last week both physically at the Union Buildings,... 

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

Africa waited for solutions to past health crises: will it be different for COVID-19?

2nd July 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that “researchers are working at break-neck speed” to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that... 

Africa's scientists set out their COVID-19 research priorities

Africa's scientists set out their COVID-19 research priorities

2nd July 2020 In April 2020, about two months after the African continent recorded its first case of COVID-19, the African Academy of Sciences undertook an... 

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Beyond COVID-19: A Whole of Health Look at Impacts During the Pandemic Response

Beyond COVID-19: A Whole of Health Look at Impacts During the Pandemic Response

3rd July 2020 Substantial evidence has emerged relating to the potential magnitude of the indirect health effects of the coronavirus pandemic. We know, from... 

 10 Principles of Mobility Data Operationalization

10 Principles of Mobility Data Operationalization

3rd July 2020 The Mobility Data Operationalization Principles delineates key principles that all analysts, manager and teams should consider when planning... 

Corruption Thriving

Corruption Thriving

2nd July 2020 Two days ago, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo delivered an unexpected lecture. It came at the end of testimony by Popo Molefe, former chair of... 

The COVID-19 Supplementary Budget

The COVID-19 Supplementary Budget

2nd July 2020 On June 24th the Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, delivered the supplementary, or emergency, COVID-19 budget, which was meant to show how government... 

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Statements

Turkey: Court deals crushing blow for human rights and for justice as four activists convicted

Turkey: Court deals crushing blow for human rights and for justice as four activists convicted

3rd July 2020 Following a majority court ruling to convict Taner Kılıç for ‘membership of the Fethullah Gülen terrorist organization’ and to convict Özlem... 

Chris Macpherson nominated as DA Mayoral Candidate in Oudtshoorn

Chris Macpherson nominated as DA Mayoral Candidate in Oudtshoorn

3rd July 2020 The Democratic Alliance's (DA) Mayoral Selection Panel met virtually last week Friday to interview the candidates who applied to fill the Mayoral... 

Committee Chaiperson on COGTA Notes 2018/19 Audit Outcomes

Committee Chaiperson on COGTA Notes 2018/19 Audit Outcomes

3rd July 2020 The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Ms Faith Muthambi, has noted the 2019 Audit... 

Government Commences Urgent Investigation Into Supply of Scrap To The Metals Industry In Response To Covid-19

Government Commences Urgent Investigation Into Supply of Scrap To The Metals Industry In Response To Covid-19

3rd July 2020 The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Mr Ebrahim Patel, has today issued a trade policy directive to the International Trade... 

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Directors beware! The court declares Dudu Myeni (former SAA Chair) a Delinquent Director

Directors beware! The court declares Dudu Myeni (former SAA Chair) a Delinquent Director

3rd July 2020 It is a common principle within South African company law that a company is managed by its board of directors (“Board”). The Board bears the... 

 Examining the impact of selling restrictions in B-BBEE transaction documents

Examining the impact of selling restrictions in B-BBEE transaction documents

3rd July 2020 Restrictions on the sale of a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) shareholder's interest in a company is often a contentious point of... 

 Spotlight on empowerment-related criteria for access to State financial relief in times of crisis

Spotlight on empowerment-related criteria for access to State financial relief in times of crisis

3rd July 2020 In a recent case, the Gauteng High Court ruled that empowerment-related criteria should be taken into account when allocating relief funds to... 

Labour court provides much needed correction on no work no pay cases

Labour court provides much needed correction on no work no pay cases

2nd July 2020 The Johannesburg High Court recently found in the matter of Mhlonipheni v Mezepoli Melrose Arch and Others 2020 that employees (in this case,... 

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