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28 March 2017
                       
 
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23 Mar 2017
 
 
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Guardrisk Life Ltd v The Standard General Insurance Company Ltd
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
DA: Alf Lees says DA welcomes the Tax Ombud investigation into refund delays by SARS
STATEMENT
The Democratic Alliance welcomes the announcement by the Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, that he will conduct an investigation into systemic failures at the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
DA: Alf Lees says DA welcomes that our request for the Tax Ombud to investigate SARS has been taken up
STATEMENT
The DA is pleased that the Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, has asked for permission from Finance Minister Gordhan to investigate possible systemic problems with the payment of refunds by the South...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Brown calls for Eskom to bring Dentons report to Parliament
ELECTRICITY
Eskom should be called before Parliament to brief MPs on the Dentons report, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Wednesday. “Eskom should come and run you through the report,” the...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel. This brief highlights...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
West African gold mine signs solar power agreement
GOLD
West African gold mine Iamgold Essakane has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with renewable-energy providers in a move that will cut its diesel use and lower its carbon footprint.  EREN...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
What can we tell of Eskom’s future from the Denton report?
LOW-CARBON FUTURE
The debate on the independent power producer (IPP) programme can serve as a useful distraction, and power utility Eskom is exploiting it to the full. The problem is not the IPPs, and they never...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Platinum needs marketing, marketing and more marketing – RBPlat
PLATINUM
Embattled platinum needs ongoing marketing, with producers needing to invest in the promotion effort and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by the anti-diesel hype, Royal...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
Froneman shows off Sibanye in US as Stillwater deal advances
GOLD AND PLATINUM
Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman on Monday showed off the low-cost performance of this gold and platinum-mining company to a top-level audience in America at a time when the South African company’s...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
SADTU: SADTU on the budget speech 2017
STATEMENT
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the 2017 Budget delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The Budget lacks the radical economic transformation as announced by the...
 
 
Budget 2017: Nasty surprises still coming on the tax front
BOWMANS
Tax increases of R28 billion were announced in the 2017 Budget speech by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. While these are the tax increases that will take...
 
 
Issues relating to customs and excise in the South African National Budget Speech 2017
BOWMANS
With tough choices to be made to achieve the development outcomes sought by the South African Government, and with a shortfall in revenue collections this year, certain tax proposals were made,...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor
AFRICA CHECK
During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the territory did not have a functional fire engine. Yahaya...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor
AFRICA CHECK
During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the territory did not have a functional fire engine. Yahaya...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
Mining does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
South Africa's mining industry must start blowing its own trumpet. The mining sector does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy, says a paper published...
 
 
 
                       
 
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