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28 March 2017
                       
 
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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...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
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...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
CC: Latest decisions by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1.  Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Proposed merger between Vardospan (Pty) Ltd v Habib Overseas Bank Ltd The Commission has approved, without conditions, the intermediate merger...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
NNPC welcomes its unbundling under proposed Petroleum Bill
ENS AFRICA
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on 7 December gave the thumbs up to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) being legislated upon by the National Assembly, which splits the...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of Wednesday, 7 December 2016
STATEMENT
As the year closes, Cabinet joins South Africans in commemorating the third anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing on 5 December 2013 “Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an...
 
 
30 Nov 2016
 
DIRCO: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful visit to Azerbaijan
STATEMENT
South Africa and Azerbaijan have agreed to establish a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) in a bid to elevate relations and facilitate greater volumes of trade. The agreement was announced by...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
GCIS: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane undertakes a working visit to Baku, Azerbaijan
STATEMENT
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will undertake a Working Visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, from 28-29 November 2016. The purpose of the Working Visit is to hold the...
 
 
22 Nov 2016
 
DA WC: Beverley Schäfer says Western Cape has the lowest unemployment rate in the country
STATEMENT
Stats SA released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey today, and the numbers have confirmed yet again that the Western Cape is the top performing Province. The national unemployment rate has...
 
 
17 Nov 2016
 
dti: Russians urged to invest more in SA
STATEMENT
The Deputy Director-General of Trade and Investment at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Pumla Ncapayi has urged Russian companies to increase their investments in South Africa....
 
 
15 Nov 2016
 
Positive Legislative Developments afoot for South Africa’s Oil and Gas Industry
BOWMANS
On Tuesday, 9 November 2016, representatives of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), including Minister Zwane, briefed the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on significant developments...
 
 
09 Nov 2016
 
Trump victory boost for fossil fuels – S&P Global Platts
COAL
The campaign statements of US president-elect Donald Trump indicate the likelihood of his adopting policies that are fossil fuel friendly, S&P Global Platts said on Wednesday. The energy...
 
 
02 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Mining decline will continue unless new minerals Bill changed – Lorimer
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
The decline of South Africa’s mining sector will continue unless the new Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act Amendment Bill – passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday – is radically...
 
 
24 Oct 2016
 
FEDUSA: FEDUSA has trust and confidence in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan
STATEMENT
The Federation of Unions of South Africa’s (FEDUSA) President, Koos Bezuidenhout, told Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan at UASA – The Union’s 6th National Congress on 19 October 2016, that the...
 
 
21 Oct 2016
 
SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South African Deputy President, on the occasion of the Heads of Mission conference, OR Tambo Building, Tshwane (20/10/2016)
Topics
Thank you for affording me the opportunity to address this esteemed gathering of our country's Heads of Mission.
 
 
06 Oct 2016
 
WFTU: George Mavrikos: Address by General Secretary of WFTU, at the 17th World Trade Union Congress, Durban (05/10/2016)
Topics
Comrades of South Africa, of the country of Mandela, of Mabhida, of Mtshali, of the land of the heroes of the working class, of the land that has shed rivers of blood of its best children in the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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