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24 May 2017
                       
 
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22 May 2017
 
 
GCIS: DWS hosts the 7th SADC River Basin Organisation officials’ workshop
STATEMENT
The Department of Water and Sanitation is from this morning hosting the 7th SADC River Basins Organisation (RBOs) and Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop. The Workshop will run from the 22nd through...
 
 
Brand SA: South Africa’s FDI profile positions the country as a highly attractive investment destination
STATEMENT
The South African Nation Brand continues to be the largest recipient of FDI on the African continent, and is the largest source of intra-regional investment – this is in addition to having recently...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle to blame for GM leaving SA – Solidarity
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma should shoulder the blame for General Motors (GM) South Africa ceasing its operations in the country, union Solidarity said on Friday. “GM’s withdrawal from the South African...
 
 
 
 
India, Japan to push for One Belt, One Road counter at AfDB conference
ECONOMIC COOPERATION
India will unleash its highest level of economic diplomacy at next week’s African Development Bank (AfDB) conference in the western city of Ahmedabad, with the aim of setting quantifiable targets...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
‘Hard Brexit’ may have negative consequences for South Africa
TRADE RELATIONS
British economist Professor Peter Sinclair warns that a so-called “hard Brexit” could have negative spill over consequences for South Africa, which has strong economic ties not only with the UK,...
 
 
dti: Minister Davies responds to GMSA's decision to exit SA
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has  learnt of the announcement by General Motors South Africa (Pty)Ltd to cease some of their operations in South Africa with  regret and concern...
 
 
African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African leaders tend to lay the blame on others for the ‘resource curse’ – the way the continent’s natural resources have mostly bred rampant corruption, enriched elites and triggered civil...
 
 
17 May 2017
 
 
 
Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, May 2017 : Trade in Transition in Europe and Central Asia
RECOMMENDATION
Trade played a pivotal role during the transition of many. countries in Europe and Central Asia to market economies. It forced a more efficient use of resourced and supported adoption of new...
 
 
16 May 2017
 
What might the new French president mean for Africa?
SAIIA
On 7 May 2017, the French people spoke and elected Emmanuel Macron as their next President of the Republic. Gathering 66.06% of the votes against 33.94% for his opponent Marine Le Pen from the...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
Union, artists call for SABC's 90% local content policy to remain
STATE COMPANY
The South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC's) interim board needs to engage in open consultations with relevant entertainment industry role players before deciding to scrap the 90% local...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
Palladium set to overtake platinum – GFMS
PLATINUM GROUP METALS
The palladium price is poised to exceed the platinum price for the first time since 2001, Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday with the publication of its GFMS Platinum Group Metals Survey 2017. The...
 
 
The dawn of a new era in effective competition regulation in Africa
BAKER MCKENZIE
Roughly half of the African continent already has competition legislation in place, although some of these systems are not yet functional, and there are new systems coming into force all the time....
 
 
 
 
After the Binge the Hangover – International Fashion Consumption Survey
RECOMMENDATION
Consumers are no longer shopping because they need something. On the contrary: younger people in particular shop despite already having too much, longing for fulfillment and encouraged by social...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
 
 
Cutting Europe's lifelines to coal: tracking subsidies in 10 countries
RECOMMENDATION
This report reviews subsidies to coal in 10 countries that produce 84% of Europe’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions: France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Hungary, the...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
NUMSA: Irvin Jim on NUMSA demands a socially owned energy renewables program
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the decision of the Western Cape High Court which found that government’s deals with various countries on nuclear energy are...
 
 
 
                       
 
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