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26 Apr 2017
 
 
South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?
THE CONVERSATION
The newly launched trade union grouping in South Africa - the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) - promises to be a voice for the growing numbers of unorganised and marginalised...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
 
 
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
WIND ENERGY
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase...
 
 
Are credit rating agencies the problem or part of the solution?
SAIIA
When it comes to the economic reputation of a country are credit rating agencies (CRAs) part of the problem or part of the solution? This question has received increasing focus since the 2008...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
President Zuma’s track record: 7 claims about #progress fact-checked
AFRICA CHECK
The South African presidency took stock of government’s progress under President Jacob Zuma in celebration of his 75th birthday on 12 April. A series of tweets – under the hashtag #progress –...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
Is the downfall of the ANC in South Africa inevitable?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
The African National Congress of today is a political organisation as well as the leading force in government. The organisation, the government and the state as a whole are in the midst of multiple...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
ANCWL ‘not surprised’ by ratings downgrade
POLITICS
The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) said it “is disappointed, but not surprised by hasty the decision” taken by Standard and Poor’s Global to downgrade South Africa to “junk...
 
 
01 Apr 2017
 
I’m unashamedly encouraging mass mobilisation, says Gordhan
ECONOMY
A defiant former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Saturday encouraged mass mobilisation in the wake of President Jacob Zuma’s much maligned Cabinet reshuffle that saw him and his deputy Mcebisi...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Remembering “Comrade Kathy” and learning from his life
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Sad as the passing of Ahmed Kathrada is, we need to use these occasions to draw lessons from his life. Kathrada is one of the last of a generation of political figures who built the Congress...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Protecting Schools from Military Use – Law, Policy, and Military Doctrine
RECOMMENDATION
This report collects recent and historic examples of laws, court decisions, military orders, policies, and practice by governments, armed forces, non-state armed groups, and courts aimed at...
 
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
SARS: SARS busts male sexual boosters worth R20-million
STATEMENT
SARS Customs officials intercepted 1809kg of male sexual enhancement tablets worth R20.6-million at OR Tambo International Airport yesterday. The shipment at the transit sheds contained 80 000...
 
 
 
 
Reverse Sweep – A Story of post-apartheid South African Cricket
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
This book is an account of cricket in post-apartheid South Africa; from the tumultuous Gatting tour in which, ironically, the seeds of cricket unity were sown, to the Hansie Cronje saga and the...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Vedanta already turning Anglo’s discarded zinc assets to account
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Diversified mining company Vedanta, which is being associated with the acquisition of 13% of the equity of Anglo American by Volcan Investments because of the link both these entities have with...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
Strong outlook for recovering ferrochrome industry – Merafe
FERROCHROME
Ferrochrome and chrome ore prices recovered from rock bottom in the first quarter of last year to levels twice and four times higher respectively in 2017, a year in which a shortage of electricity...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
Social media regulations threaten democracy – R2K, DA
REGULATION
The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday lashed out at State Security Minister David Mahlobo, who at the weekend said the regulation of social media in South Africa...
 
 
 
                       
 
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