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Government planning Covid-19 mercy repatriation flight from Brazil 

By: News24Wire      7th April 2020 The government is preparing to evacuate South Africans who can get to its embassy in Brazil ahead of a flight out on Wednesday morning, with a... 

Government planning Covid-19 mercy repatriation flight from Brazil
South Africa should not approach IMF for help, ANC and allies say

South Africa should not approach IMF for help, ANC and allies say 

By: Reuters     7th April 2020 South Africa should not approach the International Monetary Fund or World Bank for help, even as it grapples with the impact of the coronavirus... 

SMMEs urged to apply for Covid-19 Tourism Relief Fund

SMMEs urged to apply for Covid-19 Tourism Relief Fund 

By: Yvonne Silaule     Updated 6 hours ago As part of government efforts to ease the financial burden of the coronavirus on the local tourism sector, the Department of Tourism has launched... 

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Few clinical trials are done in Africa: COVID-19 shows why this urgently needs to change

Few clinical trials are done in Africa: COVID-19 shows why this urgently needs to change

7th April 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its quest to find efficacious therapies to treat Covid-19, plans to conduct a multi-arm, multi-country... 

 Fewer migrants to Europe, bigger problems for Africa

Fewer migrants to Europe, bigger problems for Africa

7th April 2020 Migration from Africa to Europe is increasingly being framed as a security threat to states and societies. The result is tighter border controls... 

 How might the Covid-19 lockdown affect public safety in SA?

How might the Covid-19 lockdown affect public safety in SA?

7th April 2020 South Africa’s national State of Disaster and associated lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented. It could have a... 

A Tribute to Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu

A Tribute to Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu

6th April 2020 ( Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu (10 July 1956 – 6 April 1979) was a South African operative of the African National Congress (ANC) military wing,... 

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Confronting the Macroeconomic Challenges of Climate Change: The Road Ahead for the IMF

Confronting the Macroeconomic Challenges of Climate Change: The Road Ahead for the IMF

7th April 2020 This paper was written as background for a seminar with the IMF and climate experts that CGD co-sponsored with the European Climate Foundation... 

Chinese and World Bank Lending Terms: A Systematic Comparison Across 157 Countries and 15 Years

Chinese and World Bank Lending Terms: A Systematic Comparison Across 157 Countries and 15 Years

7th April 2020 China’s lending volumes in developing countries far surpass those of other bilateral creditors and compare in scale only to World Bank lending... 

Integrating ‘anticipatory action’ in disaster risk management

Integrating ‘anticipatory action’ in disaster risk management

7th April 2020 Anticipatory action’ (AA) encompasses a set of planned and pre-financed measures taken when a disaster is imminent, prior to a shock or before... 

How tax officials in lower-income countries can respond to the coronavirus pandemic

How tax officials in lower-income countries can respond to the coronavirus pandemic

7th April 2020 This paper was produced as part of the DFID funded Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TaxDev) project. TaxDev aims to contribute to... 

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SAMWU reiterates call for no PPE, no work!

SAMWU reiterates call for no PPE, no work!

Updated 4 hours ago The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) once more thanks members and municipal workers in general who are in the forefront of ensuring... 

2nd Lockdown Collective Agreement In SA Becomes Law Today

2nd Lockdown Collective Agreement In SA Becomes Law Today

Updated 4 hours ago The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) warmly welcomes the gazettal and extension of our country's 2nd... 

The President must set an example by laying a criminal complaint against Ndabeni-Abrahams and firing her

The President must set an example by laying a criminal complaint against Ndabeni-Abrahams and firing her

Updated 5 hours ago The statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon indicating that he has summoned Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Stella... 

Committee On Small Business Development Welcomes Minister's Directions To Small Businesses And Informal Traders

Committee On Small Business Development Welcomes Minister's Directions To Small Businesses And Informal Traders

Updated 5 hours ago The Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development has noted and welcomed the directions issued by the Minister of Small Business Development,... 

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Covid-19: Impact on banks, non-insurance financial institutions & expectations on regulated entities

Covid-19: Impact on banks, non-insurance financial institutions & expectations on regulated entities

7th April 2020 In response to the Covid-19 emergency, the South African Reserve Bank (Reserve Bank) and the South African financial sector regulators, the... 

Government and banks offer debt relief for businesses affected by Covid-19

Government and banks offer debt relief for businesses affected by Covid-19

7th April 2020 As South African businesses suffer the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown, small businesses can apply for debt relief from most... 

Amidst growing economic uncertainty, new report details how foreign investments are protected in South Africa

Amidst growing economic uncertainty, new report details how foreign investments are protected in South Africa

6th April 2020 Baker McKenzie’s newly published report  - Preserve, Protect and Defend: Global Nationalization Risk -  looks at, among other things, the treaty... 

What are the rights of Employees and Support Staff who work for Essential Services Providers during #COVID-19 lockdown?

What are the rights of Employees and Support Staff who work for Essential Services Providers during #COVID-19 lockdown?

6th April 2020 As a result of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown implemented this past week the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms.... 

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