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23 February 2017
                       
 
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20 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
Mineral Governance Barometer: Southern Africa
RECOMMENDATION
Southern Africa is endowed with lucrative mineral resources such as diamonds, gold, copper, coal, platinum, and uranium. This rich endowment can be a major asset in the quest for inclusive and...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
Africa’s God presidents: Promoting democracy or dictatorship?
SAIIA
'Grandpa, it’s enough.’ Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party in South Africa, has called for President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to step down and not ‘overstay his welcome’....
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Zambia's Lungu 'to consult widely before pulling out of ICC'
POLITICS
Zambian leader Edgar Lungu says he would consult widely before pulling his country out from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a report said on Wednesday. According to Lusaka Times, Lungu said...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
Bowmans facilitates complex multi-faceted financing deal
BOWMANS
A finance and banking team from pan-African law firm Bowmans represented and advised long standing client Standard Bank and Stanbic Bank Botswana Limited in connection with a senior secured US$30...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
ANC says AU's decision to re-admit Morocco is 'regrettable'
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday described as "regrettable" the African Union (AU)'s decision to re-admit Morocco into the regional bloc. "This decision represents a significant...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
28th AU Summit: ECOWAS raised the bar, but will others follow?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deploy a military force into Gambia to force President Yahya Jammeh to step down, has been widely hailed by democrats. The...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
South Africa slightly improves score in corruption perceptions index, rank drops
CORRUPTION
While South Africa slightly improved its score in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2016 from 44 to 45, its rank in relation to all 176 countries reviewed fell three points to 64. Global...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
‘Very tough’ mining year ahead as ‘lawfare’ breaks out – Nedbank
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
South African mining has a “very tough” year ahead, with "lawfare" breaking out. While existing large, powerful mining companies will persist, growth through new entrants and foreign investment is...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
Denel: Denel on track to meet contract with Namibia
STATEMENT
Denel is on track to deliver armoured patrol vehicles and light-weight remote weapon systems to Namibia within the next four months. The contract is a substantial one and consists of eight RG32M...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
 
 
DoH: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Home Affairs, during the release of the 2016 festive season traveller statistics, Hatfield, Pretoria (18/01/2017)
Topics
Today we present yet another impressive increase in the number of travellers entering and leaving South Africa (SA) during the 2016/17 festive season.
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
Western Cape: Statement by Alan Winde on the forecast for Western Cape tourism in 2017 is very encouraging
STATEMENT
Early indications are that our region is enjoying a bumper peak tourism period. In partnership with Wesgro, I will table the official report for the province’s summer season at a media briefing...
 
 
03 Jan 2017
 
Dlamini-Zuma outlines AU achievements in New Year message
News
The chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has released her new year’s message, praising progress in implementing the continent’s Agenda 2063 plan but also...
 
 
28 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Eskom’s excess generation capacity builds as Kusile Unit 1 ties-in to national grid
ELECTRICITY
South Africa’s electricity utility Eskom has connected the first power-generating unit of the new Kusile coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga; reaching the milestone ahead of schedule and adding...
 
 
 
                       
 
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