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27 June 2017
                       
 
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26 Jun 2017
 
 
Greenhouse tightening as govt imposes Paris agreement – Exxaro
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
The legislative changes around emission of greenhouse gases is becoming more onerous as the South African government implements the Paris Agreement, diversified black-owned resources group Exxaro...
 
 
The right to broadcast court cases
WEBBER WENTZEL
The Henri Van Breda case has confirmed that cameras in courts are not only here to stay, but that this is mandated by our Constitution in order to facilitate open justice and the right of the...
 
 
Lesotho: 4 ways to boost growth, stability
SAIIA
The Kingdom of Lesotho is a country of extremes: breath-taking beauty and widespread poverty. It’s classified by the UN as one of the least developed countries in the world. It is the only country,...
 
 
SA: Thabo Mbeki: Address by former South African President, at the celebration of his 75th birthday, Johannesburg (20/06/2017)
Topics
Throughout my thinking years, the thought has never occurred to me that I would grow old, much less grow so old that I would attend a 75th celebration of my own birthday!
 
 
23 Jun 2017
 
DoC: Ayanda Dlodlo: Address by Minister of Communications, at the Durban Business Fair – Business Indaba, Umlazi, KZN (23/06/2017)
Topics
Thank you for inviting me to address the Business Fair – Business Indaba under the theme “Radical Economic Transformation and its Implication for Small Businesses in the Townships”. It is also...
 
 
South Africa's central bank row points to dangerous levels of intolerance
THE CONVERSATION
What kind of financial system is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being? The recommendation by South Africa’s Public Protector that the Reserve Bank’s mandate change,...
 
 
21 Jun 2017
 
Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has ignited a flaring grass fire with recommendations around a R1.2bn bailout paid to a local bank between 1986 and 1995. Known as the...
 
 
20 Jun 2017
 
Technology and minimum wages are likely to change the mix of capital and labour in industry
ECON3X3
While technology is making capital cheaper, policies like the national minimum wage will make labour more expensive. What does this mean for the choices firms make in terms of labour and capital...
 
 
 
 
Building the Future: Children and Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries
RECOMMENDATION
1 in 5 children in rich countries lives in relative income poverty, while an average of 1 in 8 faces food insecurity, according to the latest Report Card issued today by the UNICEF Office of...
 
 
Busiest project bidding period ever – ELB
MINING SERVICES
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed ELB Group is having its busiest project bidding period ever, and is seeing a strengthening in base metals and great opportunities in gold. “In the last six...
 
 
19 Jun 2017
 
SACP: No slightest glimmer of reciprocal self-reflection from Ratshitanga’s side
STATEMENT
While the crisis around state capture is deepening and those implicated in e-mails are scurrying in several different self-preserving directions, millions of South Africans are unemployed and...
 
 
 
 
Why has China invested so generously in tiny Djibouti, and why are Western governments worried?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has attracted much...
 
 
Amplats' exit from Brazil platinum prospect sparks London listing
PLATINUM
The withdrawal of South Africa’s Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) from a platinum group metals (PGM) project in Brazil has opened the way for Jangada Mines to acquire the asset and head for the...
 
 
South Africa's rand steadies, stocks to open higher
ECONOMY
South Africa's rand steadied early on Monday after selling in the previous session as rising interest rates in the US weakened demand for emerging market currencies. At 0637 GMT, the rand traded at...
 
 
16 Jun 2017
 
Lord's Resistance Army steps up Congo attacks as US-backed force pulls out – UN
AFRICAN VIOLENCE
The outlawed Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has stepped up attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo close to the South Sudanese border as a US-supported regional task force pulls out, the UN...
 
 
 
                       
 
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