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23 May 2017
                       
 
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19 May 2017
 
 
 
 
Reform of South African public enterprises would help reassure investors – IMF
ECONOMY
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says "structural reforms" in product, service and labour markets should be South Africa’s immediate policy priority for stimulating growth and job creation,...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
 
 
Africa and India – A shared development agenda
RECOMMENDATION
I ndia has a long tradition of South-South cooperation and is continuously expanding its partnership with Africa. India’s bilateral trade with the continent has risen five-fold in the last decade,...
 
 
03 May 2017
 
World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it's going to help Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures, and a huge infrastructure deficit – the theme of this year’s African World Economic Forum (WEF) is “inclusive and sustainable...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption
THE CONVERSATION
A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
Loop structure to benefit local firms interested in tapping foreign investment
SPOOR & FISHER
The Financial Surveillance Department of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) in a recent circular has confirmed that local unlisted technology, media, telecommunications, exploration and other...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
Intellectual property tax and exchange control reform – the details revealed
ENSAFRICA
One of the main surprises in the 2017 South African Budget Review was the announcement of what appeared to be a real shift in policy in respect of the tax and exchange control treatment of certain...
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
Zuma takes charge of communications inter-ministerial committee
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has taken charge of yet another inter-ministerial committee (IMC). This time, the president will chair the reconstituted inter-ministerial committee on information and...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
No calls in Cabinet for Dlamini's head to roll - Radebe
SOCIAL GRANTS
There were no calls in Cabinet for Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s head to roll, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. The minister refused to be drawn on the...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Radebe and co will appoint new Sassa, CPS negotiators, MPs told
SOCIAL GRANTS
A ministerial task team led by Minister Jeff Radebe will appoint new negotiators to strike a deal with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to pay social grants, the portfolio committee on social...
 
 
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...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
Of businessmen, technocrats and politicos: the race for Liberia’s presidency
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In October 2017, for the first time in over half a century, Liberians will participate in the peaceful transfer of power between a living president and an elected successor. A compelling cast of...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Zuma had a chance to galvanise South Africans. He blew it
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma presented his 2017 state of the nation address on the back of mounting socio-economic challenges for a country that’s squandered its development opportunities....
 
 
SACCI: SACCI expectations of the budget 2017
STATEMENT
The Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mr Pravin Gordhan, will be delivering the Budget Speech on the 22nd of February 2017. The 2017 Budget Speech is being delivered at a time South Africa is...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
 
 
There should be consequences for ministers who don't deliver – Radebe
POLITICS
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says there must be consequences for ministers who fail to implement government policies. Radebe was speaking to News24 following President Jacob Zuma's State...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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