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November 13, 2018

RAMAPHOSA WORKS HARD AT CONVINCING BERLIN AND BUSINESS TO INCEST IN SA

On Monday 29 October, Ramaphosa held bi-lateral talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed at closer co-operation between the two countries. The Presidency said in a statement after the meeting: “The President and the Chancellor also agreed on the importance of continuing with the G20 Compact with Africa initiative, and committed to an expansion of trade and investment between South Africa and Germany.”

Attending the G20 German Africa Investment Summit on 30 October 2018, a stone’s throw from the iconic Brandenburger Gate, once of a symbol of the divide between East and West, Ramaphosa was one of the three keynote speakers addressing the conference in his position as Co-Chair [...]

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October 12, 2018

GET WISE, DON’T NATIONALISE – KGANYAGO

South African Reserve Bank head Lesetja Kganyago warned that he believes nationalising the central bank, which the ANC resolved to do at its December conference, would be a costly exercise that would take time and not necessarily produce the desired results.

At the Reserve Bank’s AGM in Pretoria, he told Business Times that he does not believe nationalisation is a good idea.

“Getting rid of private shareholders would not necessarily improve governance”, said the economist.

“Experience has taught us that boards approved by government are no guarantee of goo governance, nor are they a guarantee that decisions will be taken with the interests of the broader [...]

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August 1, 2018

BERMUDA,MALTA & GIBRALTA WANT YOUR CRYPTO CURRENCY COMPANY

In small countries and territories including Bermuda, Malta, Gibraltar and Liechtenstein, officials have recently passed laws, or have legislation in the works, to make themselves more welcoming to cryptocurrency companies and projects. In Malta, the government passed three laws on July 4 so companies can easily issue new cryptocurrencies and trade existing ones. In Bermuda this year, the legislature passed a law that lets start-ups doing initial coin offerings apply to the minister of finance for speedy approval.

“We are 65,000 people, and 20 square miles, but we have a very advanced economy,” the premier of Bermuda, E. David Burt, said in an interview at a cryptocurrency [...]

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July 18, 2018

OBAMA PERFECT CHOICE FOR MANDELA DAY LECTURE.

The Nelson Mandela foundation’s Luzuko Koti said Obama‚ with his global reach‚ was the ideal speaker to raise uncomfortable questions‚ provoke dialogue and draw attention to values that today were under threat.

“One of the things we are dealing with is captured democracies that don’t work for the poor‚ that don’t work for people in countries that are underdeveloped‚ where people are made to be rubber stampers of decisions that are made elsewhere. We wanted someone who is going to interrogate that‚” he explained.

The address will be one of Obama’s most high-profile speeches since leaving office. He is also expected to stimulate [...]

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