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23 January 2017
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23 Jan 2017
Towards a Decent Standard of Living: The challenge of translating socially-derived standards of living into Rands
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Presenters: Isobel Frye (SPII), Gemma Wright, Wanga Zembe and Christine Byaruhanga (SASPRI), and Matt Padley (Loughborough University) Chair: Michael Noble (SASPRI and HSRC) in Cape Town Date: 6...
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Western Cape’s dam water levels continue to decline
The Western Cape’s average overall dam level has dipped below 40% and is continuing its rapid decline despite efforts to reduce water consumption. While not yet at a “crisis level”, Western Cape...
Updated 6 hours ago
Infrastructure gap in Africa ‘is not just about funding’
Lack of infrastructure is frequently cited as being among Africa’s biggest problems and it is often blamed on lack of funding. Another point of view (and one that comes with a plan on how to tackle...
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20 Jan 2017
Norton Rose Fulbright bolsters presence in South Africa
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...
18 Jan 2017
DoH: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Home Affairs, during the release of the 2016 festive season traveller statistics, Hatfield, Pretoria (18/01/2017)
Today we present yet another impressive increase in the number of travellers entering and leaving South Africa (SA) during the 2016/17 festive season.
Minister Pravin Gordhan presents 2017 National Budget
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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will present the National Budget to Parliament on 22 February 2017. Lockups have been arranged for journalists in Cape Town and Pretoria, allowing access to the...
DCS: Commissioner Zach Modise on overcrowding in correctional centres
Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise has urged the various departments in the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster to play their role in reducing overcrowding in...
Western Cape summer tourism report to be released
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The Western Cape’s official tourism report for the summer season will be released next week. On Tuesday, 24 January 2017, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, and Wesgro, the official...
17 Jan 2017
The UN World Data Forum to close with an outline of Global Action Plan on achieving Sustainable Development Goals and announcement of host country for 2nd World Data Forum
What's On
The 1st UN World Data Forum, which is being attended by just more than 1,800 delegates and leaders from more than 100 countries in Cape Town, will conclude with a media briefing to outline the...
Da Cruz and Another v City of Cape Town and Another (6561/2015) [2017] ZAWCHC 1
Section 7(1) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act 103 of 1977 (‘the Building Act’)[1] has been a fecund root of litigation and the subject of strikingly divergent...
WC: Anton Bredell on WC fires update
There are at least 19 fires currently being fought across the Western Cape, mainly in the Cape Peninsula, West Coast and Cape Winelands districts. The major incident at the moment is a fire in the...
Become a full-time politician or shut up, Zuma's son tells Madonsela
President Jacob Zuma's son Edward has read former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela the riot act, saying she "should either become a full-time politician or just shut up". It appears as though...
16 Jan 2017
DID GP: “We are cracking infrastructure codes” MEC Mamabolo tells UN delegates
Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development, Jacob Mamabolo, has told the first United Nations Data Forum, currently underway in Cape Town, that technology and data have helped government improve...
Daily Podcast – January 16, 2017
Making headlines: Zuma says ANC is not bound to elect deputy as leader De Lille to announce new mayoral committee for Cape Town And, Duarte says ANC will work towards unity
15 Jan 2017
Western Cape: Statement by Alan Winde on the forecast for Western Cape tourism in 2017 is very encouraging
Early indications are that our region is enjoying a bumper peak tourism period. In partnership with Wesgro, I will table the official report for the province’s summer season at a media briefing...
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