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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
UN welcomes Obama’s decision to lift sanctions on Sudan
SANCTIONS
A United Nations (UN) human rights expert has welcomed the decision of outgoing President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States (US) on Sudan. “By lifting...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
China: Xi Jinping: Address by Chinese President, at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (18/01/2017)
Topics
People from around the world come here to exchange ideas and insights, which broaden their vision.
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
Factors contributing to the demise of informal enterprises: evidence from a Cape township
ECON3X3
The reasons for the closure of fairly well-established informal enterprises are varied. Between 2010 and 2015, in the Cape Flats township of Delft South, a key factor was the failure to respond...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
 
 
People’s Power vs. Rising Inequality: Demanding Change Locally, Nationally, & Globally
RECOMMENDATION
ActionAid’s cycle of three reports on inequality, from global, national, and local perspectives, concludes with the release of Shifting Power. This summary looks at each report. A year of...
 
 
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...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
DTI responds to Malema's poultry tariff hike demand
IMPORTS
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has established a national committee that will consider the challenges local poultry producers currently face, according to Minister of Trade and Industry...
 
 
Blockchain: Innocent Until Proven Guilty
WEBBER WENTZEL
An open letter to the regulator by Dawid de Villiers and Seshree Govender of Webber Wentzel Dear Prospective Blockchain Regulator
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
 
 
China's ban on domestic ivory trade is huge, but the battle isn't won
THE CONVERSATION
China has published a notice that the processing and sale of ivory and ivory products “will be stopped by December 31, 2017”. China’s credible commitment to this end follows a decision taken at the...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
DA: Wilmot James says DA demands Regulatory Impact Assessment of ban on private health insurance for the poor
STATEMENT
The publication of the “Demarcation Regulations” by the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, and the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, finally gives effect to the deeply misguided decision to...
 
 
Department of Trade and Industry commits to helping local poultry industry
News
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) on Monday said the South African government had been working with the local poultry producers to address the challenges in the industry as a result of...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Fawu vows to fight job losses in poultry industry
ECONOMY
The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) on Monday made an impassioned plea to government to tighten regulations of importing chickens from the European Union (EU) in a bid to save jobs in the...
 
 
Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks
THE CONVERSATION
As we know, growth accelerations are pretty commonplace among developing countries. Economist Ricardo Haussman and his colleagues identified 83 growth accelerations of eight consecutive years at 2%...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
R1bn trade deficit for November – SA Revenue Service
TRADE DEFICIT
South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R1.09-billion for November, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Thursday. This was a deterioration on the surplus of R0.24-billion recorded in...
 
 
28 Dec 2016
 
Zambia withholding $243m in tax refunds owed to mining firms
TAX REFUNDS
Zambia is withholding 2.4-billion kwacha ($243-million) of the 5-billion kwacha owed to mining companies in tax refunds because the correct documentation has not been provided, the tax authority...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Ghana govt renews Goldplat licence
GOLD
The Ghanaian government has granted Goldplat a three-year licence renewal to buy and deal in gold in the country. Gold Recovery Ghana, the London Aim-listed company’s wholly owned gold recovery...
 
 
 
                       
 
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