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20 February 2017
                       
 
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17 Feb 2017
 
 
Bowmans grows African Oil & Gas offering with key partner appointment
BOWMANS
Leading pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has appointed London-based lawyer, Nicolas Bonnefoy, as a partner in its Oil & Gas Sector Group. Bonnefoy is an oil & gas and mining project lawyer with an...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
dti: SA and Germany to host fuel cell bus workshop in Cape Town
STATEMENT
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the German government, will host a fuel bus workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) in...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Zombie energy: climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production
RECOMMENDATION
Ending subsidies to fossil fuel production is often a missing piece of comprehensive climate action plans. To implement the 2015 Paris Agreement and keep climate change well below 2°C, the world...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament, Cape Town (09/02/2017)
Topics
An illustrious son of our country, President Oliver Reginald Tambo, would have turned 100 years old this year, had he lived.
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
Free State: Free State signs Memorandum of Understanding on investment with Sao Paulo
STATEMENT
In pursuit of radical economic transformation, the Free State Provincial Government investment initiative this time around went to Sao Paulo in Brazil to court possible investments. A delegation...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
DA: Mmusi Maimane: Address by DA Leader, ahead of the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament this Thursday, Cape Town (08/02/2017)
Topics
I’d like to begin by extending my condolences to the families and friends of the 94 people who died from neglect while in the care of the Gauteng health department.
 
 
 
 
Petroleum Products Act: Maximum retail price for liquefied petroleum gas
(Gazette 40589, Notice R79)
Petroleum Products Act: Maximum retail price for liquefied petroleum gas (Gazette 40589, Notice R79)
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Commodity prices and investment prospects for African countries in a brave new world
SAIIA
How drastically the world has changed since this time last year. The cumulative odds on a Trump electoral win and a ‘yes’ to the Brexit referendum were 20 to 1. This shows how poor we are at...
 
 
05 Feb 2017
 
DA: Masizole Mnqasela on Petro SA: Safety of workers a major concern
STATEMENT
The DA notes with concern  the passing away of two workers at the Petro SA plant in Mossell Bay and sends its condolences to the families and close friends of the deceased. In my Capacity as...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
Mohammed goes to the mountain
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Sounding a bit like Evita singing Don’t Cry for me Argentina (‘…the truth is I never left you’), Morocco’s King Mohammed VI made an emotional return to the bosom of Africa this week. ‘It is so good...
 
 
Power narratives
REAL ECONOMY: ENERGY
Those who have always been cautious about believing what they read arguably possess a genuine edge in this era of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘post-truth politics’. Our skills of discernment are being...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Africa tax in brief
ENS AFRICA
ANGOLA: Budget Bill, 2017 approved and adopted by National Assembly On 17 November 2016, the National Assembly approved the Budget Bill, 2017. The final version of Budget Law, 2017 was adopted by...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
Outlook of the nuclear industry 2017 – ‘Moving into the next phase of the new build programme’
OPINION
2017 promises to be an exciting and eventful year for the nuclear industry. As an industry, we began the journey to the new build programme from as early as 2008. Therefore, the current events such...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
Libya facing crippling power and water shortages
ECONOMY
Power began slowly returning to parts of Western Libya on Sunday after the authorities announced measures to address persistent and crippling shortages. In the capital, Tripoli, the situation has...
 
 
No, 70% of American foreign aid is not ‘stolen off the top’
AFRICA CHECK
The United States spends about $50-billion on foreign aid, or about 1% of its entire federal budget. Much of it, whether in the form of development, health, humanitarian or military aid, involves...
 
 
 
                       
 
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