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Saftu gearing up for Wednesday’s strike

By: Thabi Madiba     Updated 41 minutes ago The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has called on its affiliates and all allies in civil society to join a general protest on... 

Saftu gearing up for Wednesday’s strike
SAB, AB InBev on track with five-year public interest commitment investments

SAB, AB InBev on track with five-year public interest commitment investments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 46 minutes ago South African Breweries (SAB), together with its parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), spent R209-million of its budgeted R1-billion in... 

Michael Komape's family likely to appeal dismissal of claim – lawyer

Michael Komape's family likely to appeal dismissal of claim – lawyer

By: News24Wire      Updated 47 minutes ago Disappointment and disbelief were etched into the faces of Rosina and Maloti Komape, the parents of Michael Komape, after the Limpopo High Court in... 

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Coverage of Sierra Leone's election reflected stereotypes, not reality

Coverage of Sierra Leone's election reflected stereotypes, not reality

Updated 6 hours ago Sierra Leone recently held peaceful presidential elections. But you would not know it from the media, which suggested that the country was... 

North-West uprising and restoring democratic values and practices

North-West uprising and restoring democratic values and practices

Updated 7 hours ago It is a common occurrence during protests to have foreign-owned businesses, that is businesses owned by refugees from Africa or Asia (not the... 

 Will new legislation turn Kenya into a tax haven?

Will new legislation turn Kenya into a tax haven?

20th April 2018 A recently passed law could make it easier for companies to dodge tax in Kenya. This could increase the rate of illicit financial flows and,... 

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

20th April 2018 At least 110-million of the 600-million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone... 

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The Case of the Social and Labour Plan Outcomes of Mineral Sands Resources Limited, Tormin Mine & the Community of Lutzville

The Case of the Social and Labour Plan Outcomes of Mineral Sands Resources Limited, Tormin Mine & the Community of Lutzville

Updated 1 hour 47 minutes ago The report was released to coincide with the #Right2SayNo court case by Amadiba Crisis Committee against the Department of Mineral Resources, which... 

 Artificial Intelligence Collides with Patent Law

Artificial Intelligence Collides with Patent Law

Updated 5 hours ago Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most important technologies of this era. Once considered a remote possibility reserved for science... 

Leaving no one behind in the health and education sectors: an SDG stocktake in Ghana

Leaving no one behind in the health and education sectors: an SDG stocktake in Ghana

Updated 5 hours ago Ghana has been widely acknowledged as one of sub-Saharan Africa’s ‘rising stars’ during the era of the Millennium Development Goals, and has made... 

Audacity in Adversity – LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

Audacity in Adversity – LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

20th April 2018 Rima and Ahmed are not alone. Despite state-sponsored repression and social stigma, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the... 

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Statements

SA: Basic Education notes judgement in Michael Komape case

SA: Basic Education notes judgement in Michael Komape case

Updated 7 minutes ago The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has noted the judgement handed down today in the Michael Komape court case in the Limpopo High Court in... 

ANC: ANC introducing the Western Cape Head of Elections

ANC: ANC introducing the Western Cape Head of Elections

Updated 9 minutes ago We are here to formally introduce Comrade Ebrahim Rasool as Provincial Elections Head for the Western Cape. Comrade Rasool needs no introductions... 

Saftu: Saftu general strike on 25 April against poverty minimum wage and attacks on workers’ rights

Saftu: Saftu general strike on 25 April against poverty minimum wage and attacks on workers’ rights

Updated 49 minutes ago On Wednesday 25 April, SAFTU, its affiliates and all our allies in civil society, will be on the streets of South Africa in a general strike in... 

SA: Sport Committee horrified by violence at Moses Mabhida stadium

SA: Sport Committee horrified by violence at Moses Mabhida stadium

Updated 3 hours ago The Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation has expressed its horror at the violence that unfolded at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Saturday, 21... 

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Press Offices

Pressure Mounts For Labour Reforms In The Form Of Protest Action

Pressure Mounts For Labour Reforms In The Form Of Protest Action

Updated 5 hours ago The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) will be urging all its members and supporting workers to be part of the National Stay-away and... 

SARS snuffs out Lion Match's

SARS snuffs out Lion Match's "novel" application

19th April 2018 The Taxpayer, Lion Match Company Proprietary Limited, disposed of its shareholding in Kimberly Clark Group during 2008 and ascribed the market... 

The (Un)Certainty of Taxes: Is the 1 January 2019 Implementation Date for Carbon Tax Possible?

The (Un)Certainty of Taxes: Is the 1 January 2019 Implementation Date for Carbon Tax Possible?

18th April 2018 One thing is certain in this context: anyone having to sign off on the Carbon Tax Bill has an unenviable job. Though everyone making submissions at... 

New senior appointment – Norton Rose Fulbright

New senior appointment – Norton Rose Fulbright

17th April 2018 The Banking and Finance practice at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa expands its Africa focus with the appointment of Patrick Colegrave as a... 

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