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IEC appeals Electoral Court’s Zuma judgment 

By: Sashnee Moodley     12th April 2024 The Independent Electoral Commission said on Friday it has approached Constitutional Court to appeal the Electoral Court’s judgment which saw... 

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ANC insider predicts party support won’t fall below 50%, raises coalition concerns 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     12th April 2024 Political analyst and African National Congress insider Oscar van Heerden is predicting that the ANC's electoral support will not fall below 50% in... 

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MK Party calls for IEC commissioner’s resignation, threatens legal action 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     12th April 2024 The uMkhonto weSizwe Party on Friday called for the immediate resignation of Independent Electoral Commission commissioner Janet Love, warning that... 

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South Africa’s polls unlikely to result in widespread public violence

12th April 2024 South Africa’s 29 May national and provincial elections will be the hardest fought since the birth of the country’s democracy in 1994. Surveys show... 

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South Africa’s first election was saved by a Kenyan: the fascinating story of Washington Okumu, the accidental mediator

12th April 2024 What’s sometimes forgotten about the 26-29 April 1994 vote that installed the African National Congress (ANC) government in South Africa is that,... 

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Attitudinal shift

12th April 2024 It is estimated that about 2.5 GW of rooftop solar was installed across South Africa last year; a trend that was expected to continue at the start... 

The age of anxiety and turbulence

12th April 2024 A range of statements echoed through the chambers of the Munich Security Conference recently, and etched on everyone’s face was anxiousness about... 

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Overseas Development Institute

Backstopping multilateral development banks: the fiscal context of callable capital for shareholder governments

12th April 2024 Callable capital is an international treaty obligation with a nominal value of $891 billion across seven major multilateral development banks... 

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Nigeria’s fossil fuel subsidy reforms: the welfare effects on households

12th April 2024 The removal of fossil fuel subsidies is critical to limit temperature increases and lower carbon emissions. But doing so can have profound social... 

Supporting livelihoods in displacement: four recommendations for donors, policymakers and practitioners

Supporting livelihoods in displacement: four recommendations for donors, policymakers and practitioners

12th April 2024 Ongoing efforts to find new and innovative ways to support the livelihoods of forcibly displaced persons (FDPs) – refugees, internally displaced... 

The livelihoods of forcibly displaced persons (FDPs): a global evidence review

The livelihoods of forcibly displaced persons (FDPs): a global evidence review

12th April 2024 Displacement globally has been rising steadily for the past decade and shows no signs of slowing. By the end of June 2023, the United Nations... 

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Electoral Commission opens  applications for media office space at national Results Operations Centre

Electoral Commission opens  applications for media office space at national Results Operations Centre

12th April 2024 The Electoral Commission wishes to advise media houses that applications for media office space at the national Results Operations Centre (ROC) are... 

RAF non-payment risks lives of victims in hospital building owned by President Ramaphosa

12th April 2024 Victims of traffic accidents are facing additional distress because the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has failed to make payments to their healthcare... 

Statement on the dissolution of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme board

Statement on the dissolution of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme board

12th April 2024 The South African Communist Party (SACP) welcomes the decisiveness with which the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Professor... 

Workers’ enormous e-toll debt needs government attention

Workers’ enormous e-toll debt needs government attention

12th April 2024 UASA supports the Federations of Unions of South Africa’s (FEDUSA) call on the government to scrap all e-toll debt. The federation says it is... 

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Stamping out racially charged misconduct

12th April 2024 A recent Labour Court judgment reaffirms the court's position to support employers that dismiss employees for racial misconduct, whether casual or... 

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Vicarious liability claims arising out of sexual harassment and the passage of time

11th April 2024 The High Court recently emphasised the impact of prescription on a claim for vicarious liability arising out of sexual harassment in LM and South... 

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Shifting gears and driving competition: Proposed changes to the Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarkets

11th April 2024 The Competition Commission is proposing changes to its Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarkets (“Guidelines“), and... 

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The AI National Policy: South Africa’s initial step to establish an AI policy and regulatory framework

11th April 2024 At the AI Government Summit on 5 April 2024, the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (“DCDT“) launched South Africa’s Artificial... 

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