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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
Guptas lambast Gordhan in court papers
POLITICS
Oakbay Investments, the company owned by the wealthy Gupta family, on Friday lambasted Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s court application seeking a court order enforcing his decision not to...
 
 
SABC board failed financially, legally, morally - MPs
POLITICS
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC’s) board had a "shaky" moral compass and had failed to protect journalists from intimidation, MPs on Parliament's SABC inquiry ad hoc committee said...
 
 
Afriforum: AfriForum creates legal fund to hold municipalities and Nersa accountable for Eskom debt
STATEMENT
The civil rights organisation AfriForum will today announce its extensive strategy concerning the Eskom debt in excess of R10,2 billion that are detrimental to innocent South African citizens....
 
 
Municipalities given until month end to clear electricity arrears
ELECTRICITY
Eskom has been asked to give municipalities with outstanding bills until the end of the month to settle their accounts before switching off the lights, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown...
 
 
SABC financials, staff purges, deals scrutinised at inquiry
INQUIRY
Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board went through the finer details of its first draft report of the SABC inquiry on Thursday. The ad...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
DA: Marian Shinn says Muthambi ignores PAIA on STB irregularities
STATEMENT
Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, has ignored my application under the Public Access to Information Act (PAIA) for receipt of the report of the National Treasury enquiry into...
 
 
 
 
Dirty Bankers – How HSBC is Financing Forest Destruction for Palm Oil
RECOMMENDATION
HSBC, headquartered in the UK, is currently one of the largest providers of financial services to the palm oil industry. HSBC has detailed policies on forestry and agricultural commodities...
 
 
Liberia’s journey to national ownership
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In October 2017, Liberia will hold what is expected to be a hotly contested election. The leaders of 22 political parties will be vying to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first...
 
 
ANCYL wants govt to stop banking with Absa
POLITICS
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) will intensify calls for the government to stop banking with Absa bank, it said on Wednesday. “We will continue to take strong political action...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
 
 
World needs policies to counter rise of populism – IMF chief
WEF2017
The rise of populism in developed countries was a concern but could be overcome with the right policies, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on...
 
 
Minister Pravin Gordhan presents 2017 National Budget
What's On
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...
 
 
 
 
IPPs ‘entitled’ to approach courts to force Eskom to sign PPAs
RENEWABLE ENERGY
A legal opinion secured by the South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) relating to the refusal by Eskom to conclude contracts with 37 independent power producers (IPPs) selected as preferred...
 
 
Does an employee in the public sector have the right to request reasons following an unsuccessful application for employment?
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Following two rounds of interviews which took place in September 2014 and February 2015, the Applicant in Gezani Isaac Masingi v Greater Giyani Municipality was advised that his application for the...
 
 
 
 
Why junk status still hangs over South Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Although South Africa avoided a downgrade to non-investment grade, or junk status, in 2016, the country is not yet out of the woods and may be downgraded this year. The reasons for this are ongoing...
 
 
SA: Select Committee on Cooperative Governance intervenes in Eskom and defaulting municipalities matter
STATEMENT
The Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has expressed concern with what is happening between Eskom and the defaulting municipalities. As such, it has...
 
 
 
                       
 
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