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28 Apr 2017
 
 
'No financial bailout' for SABC, yet – communications minister
STATE BROADCASTER
There are no plans yet for the National Treasury to give the ailing SABC a bailout, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Friday. Media reports of a potential R1-billion bailout were...
 
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 26 April 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 26 April 2017, at the Union Buildings, on the eve of the 23rd national Freedom Day celebrations. President Jacob Zuma chaired the Cabinet meeting, which welcomed the new...
 
 
Crop-eating armyworm marches on, UN says Angola now hit
AGRICULTURE
The fall armyworm, which decimates fields as it marches ever forward - has spread to Angola as the caterpillar eats its way through Southern Africa, UN officials said on Thursday. With Angola the...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
Herbert Smith Freehills to launch legal learnership programme in Johannesburg
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is set to extend its innovative Alternative Legal Services (ALT) business to Johannesburg. The business will combine a mix of legal expertise, process...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
Uganda and South Sudan reach agreement on redrawing border
POLITICS
A long-simmering feud between Uganda and South Sudan is expected to end after both countries agreed on a blueprint for redrawing their common border. A joint technical committee from the two...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
Spoor & Fisher maintains Tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 EMEA Directory
SPOOR & FISHER
For the third consecutive year, specialist international intellectual property law firm Spoor & Fisher has been recommended as a band 1 top-tier IP law firm in South Africa by Legal 500 Europe,...
 
 
SA: Francois Beukman: Address by Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Police, at the Human Rights Commission and African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum Seminar, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (20/04/2017)
Topics
Promoting a human rights culture within the South African Police Service (SAPS) and adherence to the human rights approach by front-service police personnel is a priority that is directly linked to...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
MINISTER ZOKWANA ENGAGES WITH COLLEGES OF AGRICULTURE IN EASTERN CAPE
What's On
The Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, will visit the Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute and the Fort Cox College of Agriculture and...
 
 
UNTU: Mr Razzmatazz, it’s time to dazzle us with your actions at Prasa
STATEMENT
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) calls on the newly appointed Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, to put his expertise and energy to use to ensure that the criminals responsible for the...
 
 
 
 
Innovative joint ventures can boost agricultural production and promote agrarian transformation
ECON 3X3
Growing agriculture can reduce poverty, create economic opportunities in rural and peri-urban areas, and boost employment, particularly for semi- and unskilled workers. We review several successful...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
Webber Wentzel shines in The Legal 500
WEBBER WENTZEL
Webber Wentzel has maintained its top spot in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa directory listing, as the most highly ranked law firm in the South African category. The Legal 500 assesses...
 
 
13 Apr 2017
 
Six Baker McKenzie South Africa lawyers recognised as Next Generation by Legal 500 EMEA Guide
BAKER MCKENZIE
Six lawyers at Baker McKenzie in South Africa have been named as Next Generation Lawyers according to the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Guide, released this week. Bridgett Majola...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
Funding under way for revival of old Prieska zinc-copper potential
BASE METALS
Funding efforts aimed at reviving the old Northern Cape mining area endowed with significant zinc and copper potential are gaining momentum. Acknowledged as the host of one of world’s most...
 
 
DST: Minister Pandor on the latest R&D survey
STATEMENT
Our aim in government is to double the investment in R&D from the 2014/15 figure of 0.77% to 1.5% of GDP. That means doubling the 2014/2015 investment of R29 billion to roughly R60 billion a year...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Another larger peat...
 
 
 
                       
 
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