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30 April 2017
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26 Apr 2017
Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere
Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish...
Europe’s Elections: a Yardstick for Populism
Sunday saw French citizens vote in the first stage of their presidential elections, with a second run-off stage for the two lead candidates Emmanuel Macron (of En Marche!) and Marine Le Pen (of the...
24 Apr 2017
Uganda and South Sudan reach agreement on redrawing border
A long-simmering feud between Uganda and South Sudan is expected to end after both countries agreed on a blueprint for redrawing their common border. A joint technical committee from the two...
21 Apr 2017
Sacu makes formal request to initiate post-Brexit trade talks with UK
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
GCIS: Government welcomes the 2017 FDI index ranking
Government welcomes the A.T. Kearney’s 2017 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence report, which indicates that South Africa is the 25th most attractive destination for foreign direct investment...
SA: Francois Beukman: Address by Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Police, at the Human Rights Commission and African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum Seminar, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (20/04/2017)
Promoting a human rights culture within the South African Police Service (SAPS) and adherence to the human rights approach by front-service police personnel is a priority that is directly linked to...
Zimbabwean opposition leaders ally to challenge Mugabe
Two of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's chief rivals said on Wednesday they were allying to deny the 93-year-old another term in office. Morgan Tsvangirai, 65, who was Zimbabwe's prime minister...
19 Apr 2017
Beneficial ownership under the spotlight
Accountable institutes are facing growing legislative pressure to ensure that their due diligence efforts on clients are stringent enough to uncover unethical transactions like money laundering,...
South Africa’s cities: engines for inclusive economic development
'Our transformation will be built through economic participation, partnerships and mobilisation of all our capacities.' said ex-Minister Pravin Gordhan, during his 2017/18 budget speech. At the...
17 Apr 2017
dti: Minister Davies and Deputy Minister Maqwanishe conclude France visit
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and his Deputy Gratitude Magwanishe, have arrived back in South Africa from Paris where they attended the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between...
13 Apr 2017
Pan African capital raise puts gold project on fast track
Midtier gold mining company Pan African Resources has successfully raised R705-million in a share placing, the net proceeds of which will be used, together with a R1-billion seven-year debt...
12 Apr 2017
Pan African outlines funding package for gold project
The announcement by midtier gold mining company Pan African Resources of a mixed placement-and-debt funding package for its R1.7-billion Elikhulu gold tailings project was followed by a surprising...
10 Apr 2017
Gordhan 'intelligence report' source to be probed
The Inspector-General of Intelligence (IGI) will probe the origins of the "intelligence report" that apparently led to the sacking of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi...
05 Apr 2017
The ‘crafty’ use of business rescue mechanisms and financial support from private equity funds may play a fundamental role in the economic rehabilitation of South Africa as an emerging market
The introduction of the business rescue provisions as part of the new Companies Act in South Africa has contributed to a fair degree of economic growth and sustainability in the country’s expanding...
04 Apr 2017
‘No firm decisions’ on nuclear, Gigaba insists as he seeks to soothe post-junk anxieties
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has reiterated South Africa’s stance that the proposed nuclear programme be implemented only at a “pace and scale” that is affordable and denied that any “firm...
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