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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
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....
 
 
GCIS: Cyril Ramaphosa concludes productive working visit to World Economic Forum
STATEMENT
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday concluded his productive visit to Davos with his participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) session: Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders...
 
 
Norton Rose Fulbright bolsters presence in South Africa
NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Keller Snyman Schelhase, Cape Town, will join Norton Rose Fulbright, effective 1 February 2017. Established in 2012 Keller Snyman Schelhase...
 
 
Ramaphosa concludes ‘productive’ visit to Davos
WEF 2017
South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where he delivered the message that South...
 
 
UN welcomes Obama’s decision to lift sanctions on Sudan
SANCTIONS
A United Nations (UN) human rights expert has welcomed the decision of outgoing President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States (US) on Sudan. “By lifting...
 
 
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
 
SA: Higher Education Committee calls on TVET students to allow engagement on issues of concern
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called on students at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to prioritise solutions that will ensure campuses...
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
Sibanye’s Stillwater platinum deal edges forward
PLATINUM
Precious metals mining company Sibanye’s proposed acquisition, Stillwater Mining of the United States of America, edged forward on Thursday with the notification that both companies had received...
 
 
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...
 
 
Is male chauvinism to blame for nearly 80% of road deaths in SA?
AFRICA CHECK
Sunshine and matric results are synonymous with South Africa’s festive season – as is the country’s road death toll, sadly. Between the 1st and 19th of December, 845 people died on South African...
 
 
DA: Manny de Freitas says Minister must account for 142 Prasa contacts worth R142 Billion
STATEMENT
For years now, unbelievably, Transport Minister Dipou Peters has still, to date, not accounted for the 142 Prasa (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) contracts worth R142 Billion that are being...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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