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28 Apr 2017
 
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 26 April 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 26 April 2017, at the Union Buildings, on the eve of the 23rd national Freedom Day celebrations. President Jacob Zuma chaired the Cabinet meeting, which welcomed the new...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
 
 
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
WIND ENERGY
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase...
 
 
13 Apr 2017
 
South Africa's crisis: Calling things by their true name
THE CONVERSATION
Frustrated by the promiscuous use of the accusation of “corruption” to cover all sins, in recent days some scholars of contemporary South African politics have offered alternative framings. Indeed,...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
SAPS: Police seize R2 million worth of cocaine
STATEMENT
Segundo Melendez Damacina, a 40-year-old man was remanded in custody by the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Thursday following his arrest on Wednesday, 5 April 2017. The Hawks members at the O.R...
 
 
NEHAWU: NEHAWU NEC statement
STATEMENT
The National Education Health & Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] convened its ordinary National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on the 5-6th April 2017. The NEC considered the international...
 
 
05 Apr 2017
 
After the downgrade: South Africa should copy Brazil and impeach its president
THE CONVERSATION
The news that South Africa’s sovereign rating has been downgraded caught many by surprise. But it was long coming. The main reason for the rating agency’s decision is clearly concerns about...
 
 
What a downgrade means for South Africa and what it can do about it
THE CONVERSATION
Rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has cut South Africa’s foreign currency rating to sub-investment grade status. Two other global ratings agencies, Fitch and Moody’s, may well follow suit. The...
 
 
Is anyone listening? Of downgrades, hubris and redemption
SAIIA
On 3 April the sword that had been dangling over our heads for the last two years finally came down – South Africa was downgraded by S&P Global to sub-investment grade with a negative outlook. But...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
Nomura: Zumxit risk looks low
STATEMENT
With the reshuffle now out of the way, market attention (and in our opinion, misplaced optimism) turns to the modalities and probabilities of President Zuma stepping down. Based on our...
 
 
ANCWL ‘not surprised’ by ratings downgrade
POLITICS
The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) said it “is disappointed, but not surprised by hasty the decision” taken by Standard and Poor’s Global to downgrade South Africa to “junk...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
DA: Hlomela Bucwa says SETAs must explain R14 million spent on lavish international trips
STATEMENT
The DA will submit further parliamentary questions to get to the bottom of how 13 of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) spent R14 million of public money on lavish...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
SA: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Committee calls on Minister to provide report on the Brazilian meat scandal
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries today received a briefing from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on the National Food and Nutrition...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
SARS: SARS busts 6,5kg of cocaine worth R1.8 million
STATEMENT
SARS Customs official intercepted 6.5kg of cocaine worth R1.8-million inside tubes of cream at OR Tambo International Airport yesterday. The goods were from Sao Paolo, Brazil and were destined for...
 
 
Poultry Industry Cries Fowl!
SHEPSTONE & WYLIE ATTORNEYS
For more than 3 years now, the South African poultry industry has cried foul over the import duties charged on foreign poultry products. These import duties have come under scrutiny due to the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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