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Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Minister Davies to Visit the UK for Meetings on Investment

Minister Davies’ schedule will begin with a session attended by a number of Africa analysts from investment banks and consulting firms based in London

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will proceed from Switzerland, where he attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, to the United Kingdom for a two-day visit which will take place from 23-24 January 2017.    “The visit is intended to engage the UK government on Brexit…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Media Advisory: Minister Masutha to Brief the Media on the Traditional Courts Bill

The Bill has been approved by Cabinet for public consultation and will soon be tabled in Parliament

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha, will brief the media on the proposed provisions of the Traditional Courts Bill. The Bill has been approved by Cabinet for public consultation and will soon be tabled in Parliament.  The main purpose of the bill is to affirm values…

Oakbay Investments Ltd
Source: Oakbay Investments Ltd |

Oakbay lawyer gives video interview on explosive affidavit

Gert van Der Merwe, the lawyer for Oakbay Investments, has given a detailed interview on today’s affidavit in response to the application by Pravin Gordhan, the Finance Minister

Gert van Der Merwe, the lawyer for Oakbay Investments (http://OakbayInvestments.co.za), has given a detailed interview on today’s affidavit in response to the application by Pravin Gordhan, the Finance Minister. The full interview can be viewed here: http://apo.af/6PwmYr. Van Der Merwe has described the Minister’s application as “superfluous” and “riddled with…

Source: Oakbay Investments Ltd |

Oakbay Investments calls on the High Court to dismiss Pravin Gordhan’s “bizarre” application

Independent report concludes there is not enough information on 72 “suspicious transaction reports” available to identify them in the books and records of Oakbay Group

Van der Merwe & Associates, lawyers for Oakbay Investments (www.OakbayInvestments.co.za), submitted an affidavit to the High Court in Pretoria in response to the application by Pravin Gordhan, the Minister of Finance. Highlights of the Oakbay Investments affidavit: The Minister’s superfluous application is riddled with factual and legal errors. The Minister’s…

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Groundbreaking on Solar Field in Burundi: Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program

2,500 celebrate historic groundbreaking in one of Africa's neediest countries for a $14m solar field to advance economic and social development

Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar field that will add 15% to the East African country's generation capacity. In a colorful and drum-accented ceremony attended by…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Statement by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery on Cybercrimes and Cybersecurty Bill

The development of new proposed legislation to enhance cybersecurity is a necessity

Technological advances have been gone beyond our wildest imagination. But with great technological advances, come greater risks. Research shows that our country’s comparatively high levels of internet connectivity bring with it a higher risk for cyber-crime. Cybercrime activities are growing fast and evolving at a pace, becoming both more aggressive…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Wanton Burning of Schools and Public Property Is Criminal

The Committee considers these incidents as the worse kind of criminality, as they rob children of their constitutionally enshrined right to education

The Select Committee on Education and Recreation is concerned by the unjustifiable burning of schools and public property in Nthabalala, Tshitale region in Limpopo. The Committee considers these incidents as the worse kind of criminality, as they rob children of their constitutionally enshrined right to education. It is regrettable that…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Health |

Motsoaledi to set the record straight on employment status of doctors and pharmacists

The minister will during the briefing update the nation on the status of employment for health professionals in the country

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will on Thursday, 19 January 2017 brief the media on the employment status of medical doctors and newly qualified pharmacists in South Africa. Recently, there has been a lot of misleading public pronouncements about the employment status of these medical professionals. The minister…

Germany-Africa Business Forum
Source: Germany-Africa Business Forum |

Germany and African Countries Seek to Strengthen Trade and Investment Ties at First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum

The Germany-Africa Business Forum seeks to “bridge the gap” by facilitating dialogue, business dealings and dynamic commercial and political interchange

Africa is a priority for German government in 2017 as it holds G20 presidency There is much consensus for building trade relations; Africa is world’s fastest growing region and German companies need to find new markets This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to…

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Angolan Cape2Rio entry celebrates record finish

Two-person, international crew claim best in-class performance following a tough race

Mussulo 40, the yacht with the only two-man crew to compete in the Cape2Rio regatta, has arrived in Rio, earning a fourth place finish overall and the top position in their category. As the only double-hander to leave Cape Town on January 1, 2017, the 40-foot yacht [sponsored by Angola…