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March 14, 2017

African CEOs to meet in Geneva to discuss investment in Africa

Africa CEO Forum will look at revitalising investment flows into the continent and comes at a time when commodity prices are showing signs of recovery

About 20 South African CEOs are expected to attend the Africa CEO Forum, which, is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, later in March.

The fifth edition of the forum is due to focus on international investments in Africa. It is running from March 20–21.

The forum will look at revitalising investment flows into Africa and comes when commodity prices are showing signs of recovery.

The forum is expected to host 1,000 key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from across the globe.

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March 13, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Lesotho not ready for elections, says former PM Thabane

Lesotho’s former prime minister Tom Thabane says the mountainous kingdom is not ready for elections, citing security concerns.

Thabane’s remarks came after the country’s King Letsie moved to dissolve parliament this week after Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, who is also the leader of the Democratic Congress (DC) party lost a confidence vote. This, consequently, paved was for an election within three months.

Mosisili had headed a coalition government since a snap election in 2015 that was called in an effort to end the country’s prolonged power struggles.

But the coalition recently became fragmented, and parliament voted in favour of [...]

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February 6, 2017

Clock Ticks For Migrants With Special Permits

Companies and individuals who employ foreigners because they think they can get away with paying lower wages and extracting longer working hours are partly to blame for the end of special permits.

Applications for Lesotho special permits closed at the end of December, and are valid until the end of 2019. Zimbabwe special permits expire at the end of this year – those who want to work in South Africa after that have to apply for a standard work visa, for which the bar to qualify is high.

The expiry date for special permits was announced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in 2015, and the clock is now ticking for Zimbabweans working in South Africa.

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January 27, 2017

MINISTRY OF LABOUR TO STRENGTHEN LABOUR INSPECTIONS

MINISTRY of Labour and Employment Deputy Principal Secretary Pitso Makosholo says coordination among stakeholders is crucial to improving labour inspection standards in the country

Mr Makosholo said this while opening the labour inspection workshop in Maseru this week. The workshop brought together stakeholders for deliberations on possible collaborations to increase efficiency labour issues.

The three-day workshop was organised by the ministry under its Strengthening Labour Inspections Project, which is funded by the United States Department of Labour (USDOL) and supported by International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Lesotho ratified ILO Convention No.81 in 2001 on [...]

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