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28 May 2017
                       
 
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26 May 2017
 
 
Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?
SAIIA
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently announced in February...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1  EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd v Data World (Pty) Ltd, Data World Information Systems Private Ltd, Evaluations Enhanced Property Appraisals (Pty) Ltd and...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
R2K: We demand the release of apartheid-era secrets
STATEMENT
R2K welcomes the release of Apartheid Guns and Money, an important book about the networks of corruption and profit of our apartheid past. The book is authored by R2K member and Open Secrets...
 
 
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,...
 
 
General Motors pulls out of SA, GMSA to become Isuzu Motors SA
AUTO INDUSTRY
US vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) on Thursday announced that it would disinvest from South Africa as part of a global restructuring process. GM South Africa (GMSA) sells the Opel, Isuzu...
 
 
17 May 2017
 
 
 
The South African government hasn't given up the fight for nuclear
THE CONVERSATION
Nuclear energy in South Africa is a highly contested issue; so much so that a court recently ruled against the government’s plans to issue a contract for the construction of eight new nuclear power...
 
 
16 May 2017
 
French President Macron to travel to Africa on Friday – source
POLITICS
French President Emmanuel Macron will visit French troops in Africa on Friday, a source close to the new leader said on Tuesday. Aides have said he is expected to go to Mali where about 1 000...
 
 
DSS: David Mahlobo: Address by Minister of State Security, during the budget vote for Department of State Security Agency, Parliament, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
Honourable Chairperson and Members, during the celebration of 23 years of our hard-won freedom and democracy, H.E. President Zuma implored us into action as a nation to deal with the vestiges of...
 
 
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...
 
 
15 May 2017
 
FEDUSA: Many workers want pay rise
STATEMENT
The majority of workers in South Africa, or 75 percent of those surveyed, want a pay increase from their employers according to the country findings of the annual International Trade Union...
 
 
13 May 2017
 
 
 
DoE won’t appeal nuclear ruling, but Kubayi leaves door open for new nuclear determination ahead of IRP update
ELECTRICITY
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced on Saturday that government would not appeal the April 26 ruling of the Western Cape High Court, which declared the processes hitherto used to procure new...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
SA: France and South Africa strengthen relations in tourism
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Tourism met with the President of The Friendship Group of France and South Africa, Mme Michelle Demessine, and a delegation comprising French Members of Parliament and...
 
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 10 May 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 10 May 2017, at Tuynhuys, Cape Town. 1. World Economic Forum on Africa 1.1. Cabinet welcomes the successful hosting of the 27th World Economic Forum on Africa which saw...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
Zuma congratulates President-elect Macron on his victory
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma on Monday congratulated Emmanuel Macron, President-elect of the Republic of France, following his victory in the French presidential elections. “South Africa looks forward to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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