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15 Dec 2016
 
 
UN: South Sudan on brink of ethnic civil war
VIOLENCE
South Sudan is "on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region", the head of a team of United Nationas (UN) human rights investigators told the UN Human...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Stillwater deal runs deep
PLATINUM
The acquisition of America’s Stillwater Mining has the potential to put South Africa’s Sibanye on the inside track of low-cost mechanised primary mining as well as provide it with deep insight into...
 
 
Sibanye to acquire US platinum miner for R30bn
GOLD
Precious metals mining company Sibanye Gold has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Stillwater Mining Company of the US for R30-billion...
 
 
17 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – November 17, 2016
podcast
Making headlines: Auditor General says the Presidency is failing to lead by example Hate speech bill delayed for more submissions And, Zuma VIP jet discussions still on the table
 
 
Hate speech bill delayed for more submissions
LEGISLATION
More time has been allocated to the public to make submissions on the proposed new law to stop hate crimes and hate speech, the department of justice said on Wednesday. “The department of justice...
 
 
16 Nov 2016
 
DJCD: Justice and Constitutional Development extends deadline for inputs on Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill
STATEMENT
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is pleased to announce that due to public and stakeholder interest, the due date for the submission of inputs to the Prevention and...
 
 
09 Nov 2016
 
Canadian Migration Department Website Crashes as Trump Leads US Presidential Election
US ELECTIONS
The official website of Canada’s Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has become inaccessible amid the ongoing US presidential election. Republican nominee Donald Trump is currently...
 
 
08 Nov 2016
 
DoH GP: Gauteng Health on South Rand Hospital
STATEMENT
The Gauteng Department of Health wishes to put it on record that South Rand Hospital has no long waiting list. The current number of patients waiting for surgery at the said Hospital is about...
 
 
07 Nov 2016
 
DMR must be challenged, good governance must be assured
MINING INVESTMENT
Mining has the wealth-generating potential to boost economies, but countries blessed with a mineral endowment must at least do their bit by assuring good governance. Regrettably, against the...
 
 
03 Nov 2016
 
Third-quarter Glencore coal production down on Optimum disposal
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Third-quarter production of diversified major Glencore reflects the various operational suspensions and supply reductions announced and actioned notably in coal, oil, copper and zinc. The London-,...
 
 
02 Nov 2016
 
Do Americans and Europeans waste 15 times more food than people in Africa?
AFRICA CHECK
Many African countries are taking stock of food shortages following unpredictable weather, forcing many to tighten their belts including through paying higher prices. But do wealthier countries...
 
 
26 Oct 2016
 
 
 
An Alternative to Democratic Exclusion? The Case for Participatory Local Budgeting in South Africa
RECOMMENDATION
This article makes a case for transforming local governance to embrace inclusion and accountability through participatory local budgeting. South Africa’s history of experiments with participatory...
 
 
25 Oct 2016
 
IEA upscales five-year renewables growth forecast after 2015 ‘turning point’
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has significantly increased its five-year growth forecast for renewable energy in light of what it describes as a “turning point” in 2015, when a record 153 GW...
 
 
Operational improvements continue across Anglo portfolio
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Operational improvements continue across the portfolio of Anglo American, which delivered an overall superior production performance in the three months to end September. On a copper equivalent...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - October 25, 2016
Podcast
Making headlines: Save SA aims for 'maximum impact' protests over Gordhan Decision to withdraw from ICC in breach of Constitution And, New hate speech bill opened for public comment
 
 
 
                       
 
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