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25 February 2017
                       
 
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17 Feb 2017
 
 
Barack Obama: an enduring legacy for advocates of democracy in Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
American President Donald Trump’s February 13 calls to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are his first signals of interest in sub-Sahara Africa. Trump reportedly...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Major South African coal extension project on cards – South32
DIVERISIFIED MINERS
A decision will be taken in the June quarter on go-ahead for the Klipspruit Life Extension coal project in Mpumalanga, which is said to have robust economics. The original BHP Billiton capital...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
Stillwater deal advances as Sibanye grasps $2.6bn bridge finance nettle
GOLD
Precious metals mining company Sibanye on Monday announced that it had successfully closed the syndication of the bridge facilities to support its acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company of the...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Mining remains core to defining South Africa’s economy – Manuel
MINING INVESTMENT
For the last 150 years, mining has been the driving force of South African industry and economic development. Even though dislike of mining is expressed in various ways, that does not take away...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital partners with SickKids Canada
What's On
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust (NMCHT) is proud to announce its partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) from Toronto, Canada. The partnership was made possible with...
 
 
A Cuban model for South Africa's Hate Speech Bill
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Under the hate speech provisions in the Bill, any new equivalent of the Penny Sparrow comment comparing black beachgoers to monkeys could see its author jailed for up to three years. But a cartoon...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
BevSA happy that WHO won’t endorse sugar tax
SUGAR TAX
The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) has welcomed the decision by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) executive board not to endorse recommendations to impose a soft drinks tax on...
 
 
FMF: New Bill turns petty insults into a crime with 3 years in jail
STATEMENT
Saying, “All politicians are thieving liars” or “All lawyers are blood-sucking parasites”, may land you in jail for up to three years if the proposed Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
LSSA: Law Society congratulates Thuli Madonsela on Commonwealth Rule of Law Award
STATEMENT
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) congratulates former Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela on being selected as the recipient of the 3rd Commonwealth Law Conference Rule of Law Award. Ms...
 
 
LRC: Transgender rights experts from around the world to visit South Africa
STATEMENT
Transgender individuals continue to face rampant discrimination and prejudice. This discrimination creates tremendous inequality, insecurity and vulnerability for the transgender community, who is...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
Trump to order limits on refugees and immigration
POLITICS
US President Donald Trump will sign executive orders restricting visas and immigration, as well as the entry of refugees,  making good on his signature campaign pledges, according to several media...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal
TRADE
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order formally withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, following through on a promise from his presidential...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
Norton Rose Fulbright bolsters presence in South Africa
NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Keller Snyman Schelhase, Cape Town, will join Norton Rose Fulbright, effective 1 February 2017. Established in 2012 Keller Snyman Schelhase...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
CM: Chamber of Mines notes the release of 2016 safety statistics
STATEMENT
The Chamber of Mines today welcomed the opportunity to engage with all stakeholders at the release of the annual performance statistics in respect of safety and health. The industry recorded 73...
 
 
Sibanye’s Stillwater platinum deal edges forward
PLATINUM
Precious metals mining company Sibanye’s proposed acquisition, Stillwater Mining of the United States of America, edged forward on Thursday with the notification that both companies had received...
 
 
 
                       
 
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