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28 April 2017
                       
 
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25 Apr 2017
 
 
DMR: Godfrey Oliphant: Address by Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, during the shale gas development information session with Western Cape community, Beaufort west, Western Cape (25/04/2017)
Topics
It gives me great pleasure to be here today in the “Capital of the Karoo" as we engage with the community of Beaufort West and surrounding areas on a very significant matter of shale gas also...
 
 
DEA: Department of Environmental Affairs commemorates World Penguin Day
STATEMENT
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) today joins the rest of the world in commemorating the annual World Penguin Day. The Department, along with the management authorities (CapeNature,...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Sacu makes formal request to initiate post-Brexit trade talks with UK
TRADE RELATIONS
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reports that the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) has written a letter to the UK government formally requesting the initiation of talks...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
New divisions threaten stability in the DRC
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Two political accords and three prime ministers later, and four months after Congolese President Joseph Kabila was due to leave office at the end of his second mandate, credible elections and...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille shows us how to understand mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille's tweets and mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
 
 
Solar body urges Energy Minister to provide revised PPA signing date
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The South African Solar Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) expressed confidence on Tuesday that the latest delay in signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 37 renewable-energy...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
But I didn’t do anything! - Derivative misconduct in the workplace
ALLC
Derivative misconduct occurs when an employer is faced with a situation where misconduct has occurred (often in a collective context) but the employer can’t identify exactly who the perpetrators of...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Gordhan’s firing – why did it happen and what will happen next?
INSTITUTE FOR RACE RELATIONS
What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the South African government over recent days? Two explanations suggest themselves. The first is that the decisions were not irrational,...
 
 
05 Apr 2017
 
Extreme poverty set to rise across Southern Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In Southern Africa, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty (defined as those living on less than US $1.90 per day) is expected to drop over the next 23 years. But, the number of people...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
Business warns of ‘negative spiral’ after reshuffle-induced downgrade
CREDIT RATING
Business has warned of a possible “negative spiral” for the country’s economy as a result of President Jacob Zuma’s “ill-considered” March 31 Cabinet reshuffle, which led S&P Global Ratings to...
 
 
03 Apr 2017
 
The status of witchcraft in the workplace
6 Legal Briefs
By Nicci Whitear, LLM, Senior lecturer, UKZN; CCMA Commissioner and consultant attorney at Austen Smith attorneys, PMB [Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 February 2017]   Witchcraft is an extremely...
 
 
Annual Labour Law Conference Looks at Past Lessons and Future Challenges 30 Years On
6 Legal Briefs
“Past Lessons, Future Challenges: 30 years on” is the theme of the 30th Annual Labour Law Conference (ALLC), first held in 1987 after the Wiehahn Commission of Enquiry acknowledged trade unions and...
 
 
South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s currency and bond markets plunged after a dramatic late night announcement that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma had fired the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Eskom to fast-track socioeconomic assessments for five coal stations facing closure
ELECTRICITY
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on Eskom to urgently complete socioeconomic impact assessments for its coal-fired power stations in Mpumalanga, five of which having been...
 
 
 
                       
 
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