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17 January 2017
                       
 
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13 Jan 2017
 
 
A turning point for The Gambia, the smiling face of Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
The Gambia’s presidential election crisis has been of particular personal interest for me. Between 2013 and 2014 I lived in the country as a law lecturer at the University of The Gambia. The...
 
 
Hollande’s swansong in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
French President François Hollande took a big risk by insisting that the 27th Africa-France summit, which he will co-chair, should be held this week in Bamako, capital of Mali. Mali is certainly a...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
CCCI: Road fatality figures for the festive season reveal a small part of a bigger and more tragic problem
STATEMENT
The shocking road fatality figures for the festive season reveal only a small part of a bigger and more tragic problem, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “The 1 714 deaths in December...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
World Bank warns rand could take hit amid global policy flux
ECONOMY
The World Bank has issued a warning that the South Africa currency could come under pressure in 2017, owing to heightened policy uncertainty in the US and Europe, which could constrain capital...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
06 Jan 2017
 
Gold traders most bullish in a year after dire end to 2016
BULLISH GOLD
There’s one thing many gold traders and analysts agree on, now is a great time to own bullion. Those surveyed by Bloomberg this week were the most bullish in a year. They cited worries over...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
R1bn trade deficit for November – SA Revenue Service
TRADE DEFICIT
South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R1.09-billion for November, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Thursday. This was a deterioration on the surplus of R0.24-billion recorded in...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
SA: Faith Muthambi: Address by Minister of Communication, on the occasion of the DTT Imbizo, Kwazulu Natal (20/12/2016)
Topics
We are hosting this digital terrestrial television (DTT) Imbizo just few days before we celebrate Christmas. A time that many of us will be spending with our families.
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Gordhan lashes Eskom in address to Numsa
POLITICS
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday criticised State-owned enterprises for obstructing government’s objectives through corruption, as he addressed the tenth conference of the National Union...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Here’s how Donald Trump can deal with migrants and extremists
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Before 8 November, the international security community was naively preparing for a Hillary Clinton presidency in the United States. Despite the hawkish public rhetoric, we knew her relatively...
 
 
 
 
Survival of the richest: Europe’s role in supporting an unjust global tax system 2016
RECOMMENDATION
After a wave of international tax scandals, the group of European governments in favour of greater tax transparency is finally beginning to grow. However, the battle is not yet won, as a number of...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
Glencore's Rosneft deal wins analyst thumbs-up
OIL
The share price of diversified mining and marketing company Glencore rose in Johannesburg on the news that the company is in final-stage negotiations to buy 19.5% of Russia’s privatised oil company...
 
 
 
 
Risks and Returns: Managing Financial Trade-Offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia
RECOMMENDATION
Financial sector development must go beyond improving access to bank credit. Financial systems should develop in a balanced way through both bank and non-bank subsectors, including capital markets,...
 
 
dti: Blazing the Black Industrialist trail
STATEMENT
The South African Premier Business Awards that took place in Sandton this week saw Ms Nana Sabelo being crowned the inaugural winner of the Black Industrialist Award in recognition of her business’...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
Legal minds found Financial Intelligence Centre bill to be constitutional, MPs hear
LEGISLATION
Parliamentary and state legal advisors had found the provision in the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Amendment Bill to which President Jacob Zuma has objected to be constitutional, the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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