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25 October, 2018
21 October 2018 Government recently released a draft of new picketing rules for public comment. These new rules, alongside the 2017 amendments to the Labour Relations Act are intended to change the process through which trade unions can embark on protected strike action.
25 October, 2018
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25 October, 2018
22 October  2018 The health system is in crisis, government officials admit. Now, they have just weeks to produce an initial plan on how to fix it ahead of introducing a National Health Insurance (NHI), Deputy President David Mabuza revealed this weekend.
25 October, 2018
22 October 2018 Finding R50bn for a stimulus package is the unenviable task facing South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in the mid-term budget - and he’s only two weeks into the job.
25 October, 2018
22 October 2018 The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to review public submissions on allegations that counterfeit or expired food is being sold in informal shops.
25 October, 2018
19 October 2018 South Africa will complete the analogue switch-off by July 2020, with the Free State being the first province to migrate to digital terrestrial television (DTT) by 31 December 2018.
25 October, 2018
10 October 2018 While Tito Mboweni's appointment as South Africa's new finance minister bodes well for the markets and investor confidence, analysts are on the fence on its impact for the ICT sector, especially considering the looming general elections.
18 October, 2018
UN agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin through gynecological tests.
18 October, 2018
16 October 2018 Embarrassed officials scrambled Tuesday to explain how members of Australia’s conservative government backed a parliamentary motion declaring “it is okay to be white”, blaming the decision on an “administrative process failure”.
18 October, 2018
17 Octocber  2018 It was with a heavy heart that Nassire Omar, a 60-year-old fisherman, moved away from his old home in the coastal village of Nagonha in northern Mozambique last year.
18 October, 2018
15 October 2018 Macedonia’s Parliament will vote on Monday on whether to ratify a deal to change the country’s name, in a bid to finally settle one of Europe’s longest running disputes.
18 October, 2018
 16 October 2018 South Africa’s credit rating would be downgraded if state owned enterprises (SOEs) raise government’s debt burden, Moody’s warned. The rating agency on Tuesday released a research report on the government.
18 October, 2018
12 October 2018 Twelve years — that’s how long we have to make fundamental changes to the way we do things. Fail and, by 2030, the world will be locked into the worst of climate change. In Southern Africa, we have already had a taste of the worst. By 2040, nowhere will be safe.
18 October, 2018
17 October 2018 In June this year, the price of fuel in South Africa was hiked to a record high of more than R15 a litre. Three months later, there was another sharp increase, almost poetically in the month set aside for transport awareness.

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