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Godongwana draws down R150bn from gold and forex account to reduce borrowings and debt-service costs 

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 6 hours ago Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana unveiled a far-reaching reform in relation to government’s treatment of the Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency... 

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DA loses court bid to have cadre deployment declared unlawful   

By: Thabi Shomolekae     21st February 2024 The Democratic Alliance said it was disappointed in the judgment handed down in the Gauteng High Court dismissing its bid to have cadre deployment... 

70 out of 72 municipalities approved for Eskom debt relief

By: Darren Parker     Updated 6 hours ago Out of 72 municipality applications for State-owned Eskom debt relief, 70 have been approved, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana revealed in his... 

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Women in South Africa’s armed struggle: new book records history at first hand

21st February 2024 South Africa’s young democracy was a culmination of years of sweat, blood and revolution against the apartheid regime. In the early 1960s, after... 

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Jobs in South Africa: the labour market is recovering from Covid – but unskilled and less educated people are still being left behind

20th February 2024 For more than three decades the South African economy has had very high rates of joblessness. The country’s economy has been unable to create... 

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HIV among older South Africans in rural areas: big study shows there’s a problem that’s being neglected

20th February 2024 South Africa continues to have a high prevalence of HIV among all age groups. About 8.2-million people or 13.7% of the population live with HIV,... 

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Corruption and clean energy in South Africa: economic model shows trust in government is linked to takeup of renewables

20th February 2024 South Africa relies heavily on energy from coal-fired power stations, which emit large quantities of carbon. But making the transition to greater... 

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DA makes public ANC's cadre deployment committee records

By: Sashnee Moodley     21st February 2024 The Democratic Alliance has made public the records received from the African National Congress detailing information relating to the ruling... 

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The Impact of Digital Technology on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

21st February 2024 In 2018, social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp were instrumental in mobilizing South African women, gender non-conforming people,... 

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Coalitions Barometer 2021 – 2023 High-level Summary

21st February 2024 The MISTRA Coalitions Barometer 2021–2023 research project explores emerging trends in coalition politics in South Africa at a crucial time – when... 

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Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook - January 2024

20th February 2024 Africa's Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook is the African Development Bank Group's biannual publication, released in the first and fourth... 

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Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana

ANC’s Bailout Budget

Updated 5 hours ago The Minister of Finance's annual Budget is another indication of a panicking ANC Government that has no plan to accelerate economic growth, resolve... 

48 hours left to register: DA Western Cape ready for 29 May elections

48 hours left to register: DA Western Cape ready for 29 May elections

Updated 5 hours ago The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape encourages all South Africans not yet registered for the national and provincial elections on 29 May... 

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Budget 2024: Raising Taxes Will Punish Already Strained Consumers Amid Rising Inflation 

Updated 6 hours ago ActionSA is adamant that Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana, should not seek to raise any taxes when he makes his budget speech this afternoon as... 

DA Abroad requests IEC to urgently clarify passport requirement for voting overseas

DA Abroad requests IEC to urgently clarify passport requirement for voting overseas

Updated 6 hours ago The Democratic Alliance (DA) Abroad has been informed that the requirement to have a South African passport in addition to an ID will fall away for... 

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Protecting the Voiceless - Balancing Profits with Animal Welfare

Updated 4 hours ago Unravelling the Intersection of Animal Welfare and the South African Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act In South Africa, the... 

Unmasking Greenwashing: Protecting South Africa's Environment and Legal Rights

Updated 4 hours ago In the age of climate change and environmental consciousness, it's become increasingly important to decipher between genuine eco-friendly... 

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Competition Commission intends to launch an inquiry into the poultry value chain

20th February 2024 On 6 February 2024, the Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission) published Draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for a new market inquiry, into... 

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Take it “as is”: Outsourcing of services and the transfer of employment in relation to those services in terms of section 197 of the Labour Relations Act of 1995

20th February 2024 On 9 May 2022, the Labour Court (the “LC”) considered whether the conclusion of a service level agreement, as a result of the termination of... 

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