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DA calls for urgent and immediate consequences for obstruction of election activities in KZN

By: Thabi Shomolekae     27th May 2024 Democratic Alliance (DA) KwaZulu-Natal Premier candidate Chris Pappas condemned the obstruction of election activities in KwaZulu-Natal by uMkhonto... 

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DA KZN Premier candidate Chris Pappas
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Ramaphosa expresses readiness for 2024 elections, condemns obstruction of election activities 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     27th May 2024 President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed the country’s readiness to hold the 2024 national and provincial elections, calling on all parties, candidates,... 

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Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections

By: Reuters     27th May 2024 Growing up surrounded by the towering smokestacks of coal-fired power stations, 22-year-old Siya Mokoena's life is inextricably linked to the coal... 

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African Standby Force turns 20: has it helped keep the peace? The pros and cons

African Standby Force turns 20: has it helped keep the peace? The pros and cons

24th May 2024 1. Why was the African Standby Force established? The African Union (AU) adopted the African Standby Force’s policy framework in 2004. The force... 

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Unintended consequences?

24th May 2024 It is highly unlikely that South Africa would have made the progress it has in stabilising electricity supply and setting in place initiatives to... 

Kenya is badly prepared for floods: four steps to reduce devastation and deaths

Kenya is badly prepared for floods: four steps to reduce devastation and deaths

23rd May 2024 Floods in Kenya in April/May 2024 led to the deaths of over 250 people and caused damage estimated at 4 billion Kenya shillings (US$35-million).... 

As East Africa grows, Southern Africa is being left behind

As East Africa grows, Southern Africa is being left behind

23rd May 2024 Why is Southern Africa’s economic growth the worst of all Africa’s regions, while East Africa is number one? With an economic growth rate exceeding... 

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Elections

Factors determining voter choice in South Africa’s 2024 national general elections

14th May 2024 This year South Africa marks 30 years of democracy and its seventh national election on Wednesday, 29 May 2024. The election is touted as one of... 

Industrial Policy & Strategy Review – Transforming Vision into Action: Charting South Africa’s Industrial Future May 2024

Industrial Policy & Strategy Review – Transforming Vision into Action: Charting South Africa’s Industrial Future May 2024

13th May 2024 The role of industrial policy is to unleash private investment and energise the state to boost economic growth and inclusion. This is an essential... 

World Health Organization

Global arbovirus initiative: preparing for the next pandemic by tackling mosquito-borne viruses with epidemic and pandemic potential

13th May 2024 The risk of emergence and re-emergence of arboviruses with pandemic potential has increased as a global public health threat and will continue to... 

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Malaria vaccine: WHO position paper – May 2024

13th May 2024 This position paper supersedes the 2022 WHO position paper on malaria vaccines. It includes the updated WHO recommendations on the use of the... 

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Statements

Freedom under Law marks passing of Justice Lourens Wepener Hugo Ackermann

Freedom under Law marks passing of Justice Lourens Wepener Hugo Ackermann

27th May 2024 Justice Laurie Ackermann was born in Pretoria on 13 January 1934. Both his parents were Afrikaans – he was named after the Boer hero, Louw Wepener... 

UDM welcomes ICJ ruling on Israel government military offensive in Rafah

UDM welcomes ICJ ruling on Israel government military offensive in Rafah

27th May 2024 The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) made on 24 May 2024. The ICJ ordered the... 

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The GOOD Party asks donors for prrof that R500 000 donation is Kosher

27th May 2024 The GOOD Party has written to the organisation, We Are The People, for clarity about its donation of R500 000 to the party last month. GOOD... 

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DA Calls on Home Affairs Minister to urgently resolve ID collection issue

24th May 2024 The Democratic Alliance has called on Minister of Home Affairs to urgently ensure that the technical issue, whereby attempts to collect identity... 

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Press Offices

Sabinet Judgments legal research tool gets powerful AI integration

Sabinet Judgments legal research tool gets powerful AI integration

22nd May 2024 Sabinet Judgments – the fastest and easiest way to access unreported and reported judgments in South Africa and prepared by product specialists –... 

Round Two - Minister of the Department of Home Affairs gazette new Immigration Regulations: A closer look at the changes

Round Two - Minister of the Department of Home Affairs gazette new Immigration Regulations: A closer look at the changes

22nd May 2024 On the 20th of May 2024, the Minister of Home Affairs Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi (“the Minister”), Gazetted a new set of Immigration Regulations.  The... 

SARS eFiling false alarm – No need for a return to South Africa

SARS eFiling false alarm – No need for a return to South Africa

22nd May 2024 We have noted incorrect media coverage around South Africans abroad, which notes that to comply with “new” SARS obligations you need to be... 

"I did it" – LAC confirms the law on employee confessions

21st May 2024 In the matter of Brauns and Others v Wilkes N.O and Others, the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) dismissed an appeal by former employees of the South... 

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