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Message of condolences to Mama Winnie from the CommonWealth Parliamentary Association Africa Region’s

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region dips its flag and joins millions of South Africans and the world in mourning the passing of Mama Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela on Monday, 2 April 2018. The name of Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela has come to be known to all in the South African liberation story. It is […]

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The Black Management Forum Welcomes the Court Judgement on Mark Lamberti

The Black Management Forum (the BMF) welcomes the judgement on Mr Mark Lamberti, the Group CEO of Imperial Holdings Limited and a Board Member at Eskom SOC, which was delivered by Judge Pieter Meyer at the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday, 3 April 2018. The BMF welcomes the ruling as it seeks to restore […]

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Emerging investment holding companies transforming South African business landscape

Many of South Africa’s first generation of black economic empowerment (BEE) transactions have matured, producing a second wave of black-owned and operated businesses. A significant number of these companies have the capital, management expertise, insight and ability to transform the nature and profile of corporate investment required to reignite economic growth, alleviate poverty and reduce […]

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Committee disappointed by CPUT Council’s conduct, but vows to keep overseeing the institution on its agenda

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has voiced disappointment over the non-attendance by the Council of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) of a scheduled meeting with the Committee. The Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Connie September, said the conduct is unjustified, especially coming from senior people tasked with governance of such […]

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Communications Committee recommends removal of Icasa Chairperson, Mr Rubben Mohlaloga

On 27 March 2018 Parliament received a letter from the Minister of Communications to initiate a process to remove Mr Rubben Mohlaloga from the Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), the Portfolio Committee on Communications has recommended he be removed. The committee acted in terms of Section 8 of the Icasa […]

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SAHRC to host National dialogue on Business & Human Rights

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be hosting a Dialogue on Business and Human Rights on 13 and 14 March 2018 at the Capital Moloko Hotel, Johannesburg to discuss critical issues with regard to the impact of business on human rights across primary stakeholder groups, including government, business and civil society. This dialogue […]

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HSRC Study in Vuwani holds meaningful lessons for public engagement and service delivery

Coming ahead of Human Rights Day, the Human Sciences Research Council will on Tuesday 20 March 2018 launch the results of its exploratory study in Vuwani, Limpopo following the outbreak of violent protests over municipal demarcation which brought the community to a standstill. The study aimed to investigate the drivers of violence and conflict over […]

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KZN fast developing as an entrepreneurial province

An annual project to recognize and reward clients for their role in developing an entrepreneurial province will culminate in an awards ceremony that celebrates business achievements later this month. Ithala Development Finance Corporation, KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial development agency, will host the 2018 Business Achiever Awards on 28 March at Coastlands on the Ridge in Musgrave, Durban. […]

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The dti to host the Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialisation Colloquium in Gauteng

The Department of Trade and Industry, (the dti) in collaboration with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will host a two-day Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Commercialisation Colloquium at Saint George Hotel Conference Centre in Pretoria from 19-20 March 2018. The colloquium will cover key areas of the IP development and protection, acquisition, exploitation […]

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SAHRC Appalled by the Drowning of a 5 Year Old in a Pit Latrine – Commission to Take Action

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) is appalled at the death of 5 year old Viwe Jali, who died earlier this week after falling into a pit latrine at Luna Primary school in Bizana, in the Eastern Cape. Only 3 years after the tragic and preventable death of 5 year old Michael […]

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