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Cosatu elects its first female president

By: News24Wire      18th September 2018 Zingiswa Losi has been elected president of trade union federation the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) after being nominated... 

Cosatu elects its first female president
Maimane will not stand as DA's candidate for premier of the Western Cape

Maimane will not stand as DA's candidate for premier of the Western Cape

By: News24Wire      18th September 2018 Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane will not be his party's candidate to become Western Cape premier after next year's election. The DA... 

Eskom delays finalisation of new strategy to mid-November

Eskom delays finalisation of new strategy to mid-November

By: Terence Creamer     18th September 2018 South Africa’s electricity utility Eskom has delayed the publication of a new strategy blueprint to mid-November from an initial deadline of the... 

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Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

18th September 2018 A commission of inquiry into corruption in South Africa is underway. How it goes about its work, and delivers on its mandate, will have profound... 

Number of qualified primary school teachers and grade 6 literacy in Nigeria higher than claimed

Number of qualified primary school teachers and grade 6 literacy in Nigeria higher than claimed

18th September 2018 Nigeria’s ailing education system is shown in the bad shape of its public schools, the head of an educational charity said recently. The Nation... 

Building mutual solidarity in a time of callousness

Building mutual solidarity in a time of callousness

17th September 2018 There is no doubt that the current ANC leadership faces great challenges. Having relieved the country of the burden of the Jacob Zuma presidency,... 

Does South Africa have a microplastics problem? Our research says yes

Does South Africa have a microplastics problem? Our research says yes

17th September 2018 The dangers of plastics, and more specifically microplastics, is increasingly grabbing the world’s attention. A growing body of research shows that... 

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Prescription for poverty

Prescription for poverty

18th September 2018 New Oxfam research shows that four pharmaceutical corporations – Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Pfizer – systematically hide their profits... 

 The Future of Jobs Report 2018

The Future of Jobs Report 2018

17th September 2018 The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model... 

 Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet

Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet

17th September 2018 There has been a lot of hype about blockchain technology – in particular, its potential to transform how humans transact, which could fundamentally... 

 Global Value Chain Policy Series: Gender

Global Value Chain Policy Series: Gender

17th September 2018 Global value chains (GVCs) are closely associated with the global sourcing of labour-intensive consumer goods from suppliers in developing... 

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Statements

SA: Police Committee obtains persmission to convene urgent meeting on security measures in parliament

SA: Police Committee obtains persmission to convene urgent meeting on security measures in parliament

18th September 2018 The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, announced this morning that permission has been obtained from the House... 

DA: DA calls for investigation into De Aar Hospital relocation

DA: DA calls for investigation into De Aar Hospital relocation

18th September 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is calling on the MEC of Health, Fufe Makatong, to launch an investigation into the relocation of... 

ADeC: ADeC welcome ConCourt's ruling on dagga

ADeC: ADeC welcome ConCourt's ruling on dagga

17th September 2018 The African Democratic Change congratulates civil society, including Dagga couple in expediting the cannabis legislation in South Africa. ADeC... 

AMCU: AMCU emerges victorious in gold wage negotiations with AngloGold Ashanti

AMCU: AMCU emerges victorious in gold wage negotiations with AngloGold Ashanti

17th September 2018 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has reached and signed a settlement agreement with AngloGold Ashanti following months... 

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Press Offices

Regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised

Regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised

18th September 2018 The Constitutional Court announced today that dagga is now legal in South Africa for private use. However, there are a number of concerns and... 

 African organisations processing EU personal data should have GDPR compliance procedures in place

African organisations processing EU personal data should have GDPR compliance procedures in place

18th September 2018 Organisations in Africa that are processing the personal information of data subjects from within the European Union (EU) should already have... 

Webber Wentzel wins at the African Legal Awards 2018

Webber Wentzel wins at the African Legal Awards 2018

18th September 2018 Webber Wentzel won three of the main awards at the prestigious African Legal Awards hosted in Johannesburg on 7 September, 2018.   Webber Wentzel... 

Employers rustled by leave judgment

Employers rustled by leave judgment

14th September 2018 The labour court in South Africa recently considered whether an employee had a legal entitlement to accrued annual leave upon termination of... 

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