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21 January 2017
                       
 
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19 Jan 2017
 
 
State 'not seeking surveillance' with cybersecurity bill
LEGISLATION
The Cabinet-approved cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill’s final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency (SSA) to control the internet or spy on local users. This is according to...
 
 
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...
 
 
High stakes as West Africa prepares military action against Gambia's Jammeh
THE CONVERSATION
In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The...
 
 
South Sudan: why the international community needs to act urgently
THE CONVERSATION
The international community is focused on defeating ISIS, dealing with the Syrian conflict and the refugee crisis on their doorsteps as well as home grown terrorism. But, now more than ever, it...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
China: Xi Jinping: Address by Chinese President, at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (18/01/2017)
Topics
People from around the world come here to exchange ideas and insights, which broaden their vision.
 
 
Davos boosts platinum fuel cell outlook with hydrogen council launch
PLATINUM
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer the most natural solution for emission-free vehicles, discharging only water and requiring negligible change to current driving and...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
Blockchain: Innocent Until Proven Guilty
WEBBER WENTZEL
An open letter to the regulator by Dawid de Villiers and Seshree Govender of Webber Wentzel Dear Prospective Blockchain Regulator
 
 
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...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
The Practical Implications Of “Reinstating” A Credit Agreement
KNOWLES HUSAIN LINDSAY
This case – Nkata v Firstrand Bank Limited and others [2016] ZACC 12 – deals with the “reinstatement” of a credit agreement under the National Credit Act, No. 34 of 2005 (the “NCA”).  In this...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
We have humbled them – Malema tells supporters after ANC birthday bash
POLITICS
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Sunday said he could not believe that the mighty African National Congress (ANC) would one day celebrate its 105th year anniversary at a...
 
 
03 Jan 2017
 
Outlook 2017: SA growth weak, but stronger than 2016
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
South African asset prices should perform "ok", but mainly because there are more negative peers to compare to – especially Turkey – emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura said...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Ghana govt renews Goldplat licence
GOLD
The Ghanaian government has granted Goldplat a three-year licence renewal to buy and deal in gold in the country. Gold Recovery Ghana, the London Aim-listed company’s wholly owned gold recovery...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
 
 
SABC journalist threatened after explosive testimony in parliamentary inquiry
POLITICS
It emerged in Parliament on Wednesday that one of the journalists who testified in the inquiry into the affairs of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) had received a threatening text...
 
 
 
 
Resetting South Africa’s Foreign Policy
OPINION
Nelson Mandela had a clear idea of what South Africa’s foreign policy should focus on. ‘Human rights,’ he wrote before taking power in 1994, ‘will be the light that guides our foreign affairs.’...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Platinum fuel-cell plant being built in Korea by Implats project supplier
PLATINUM
The company that is building South Africa’s first multi-megawatt platinum-catalysed fuel-cell power plant in South Africa is simultaneously building an even larger fuel-cell power plant in Korea...
 
 
 
                       
 
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