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The Zondo commission of inquiry on Wednesday suffered another delay engineered by a key witness as counsel for former Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh pleaded that he was not ready to testify and needed time to prepare a comprehensive affidavit for submission. Advocate Annalien van den Heever argued that the commission had failed to...
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COMMENT Recently Jacinda Ardern declared a climate emergency, sending a signal to the world that leaders need to be on a “war footing” to tackle global challenges.  Similarly, she steered her country effectively through the Covid-19 crisis.  The final common pathway for tackling inter-linked global challenges is leadership. Power, politics and policy have long been...
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Pricing is a debating point in the cocoa sector, dominating stakeholder conversations, especially among African cocoa producers. This is a result of the historically low cocoa prices that do not provide a fair income to farmers involved in cocoa production. Despite the announcement of the living income differential (LID) — a wage support programme implemented...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted the most remarkable ambitious and collaborative response from across the world in human history. New and formidable partnerships have been forged across the healthcare sector to hasten the discovery, manufacturing, and delivery of cutting-edge innovations. In the pharmaceutical industry, scientists continue to work around the clock to develop and test...
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Mingxing “Star” Xu, founder of OKCoin and CEO of OK Group has resurfaced after being detained by Chinese police. According to a report by Bloomberg Thursday, Xu appeared on a private social media platform to post that he had been cooperating with an investigation relating to an equity merger that OK Group had finalized years...
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OKEx has suspended all cryptocurrency withdrawals indefinitely, saying one of the exchange’s key holders has “been out of touch” with the exchange because they are “currently cooperating with a public security bureau in investigations.” OKEx’ CEO later said the investigation is due to the key holder’s “personal issue.” Update (Oct. 16, 4:50 UTC): This article has been...
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Tourism is key to South Africa’s economy, contributing R425-billion (or 8%) to South Africa’s gross domestic product in 2019. The industry provides 1.5-million direct and indirect jobs, more than the individual contributions of the agriculture, automotive, chemical and mining industries.  For six months now, the tourism industry has been at a standstill, with hotels closed...
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The ANC wants South Africa to build its way out of the current economic crisis, using local industries as the major suppliers for a series of infrastructure projects, which it says will be central to a national economic recovery plan. This emerged on Tuesday evening as the governing party wrapped up a two-day virtual lekgotla...
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Many women give up on their dream careers due to personal circumstances. Anneline Marias decided to not give up on her vision of becoming a chartered accountant [CA(SA)] even after an unplanned pregnancy. She also gives some free advice for budding accountants — learn to play a musical instrument and it will turn you into...
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