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Cautious budget reflects political landscape
In his budget speech, delivered yesterday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan toned down the authoritative tone against wasteful government spending that he showed in the previous year, instead highlighting the cost-effective ways in which government has managed the public procurement space, particularly the achievements of the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer.
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The real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis
Sassa's failure to act means that there is no credible arrangement in place to ensure that social grants will be paid when its court-set deadline expires on 31 March, writes Andries du Toit. Disrupting the payments will cause huge suffering to South Africa’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and the government is missing a valuable opportunity to address the issue of financial inclusion.

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Edelman: governments, CEOs, media distrusted globally
The 2017 Edelman Trust barometer showed that South Africans are the most distrustful of their government, out of 28 countries and 33 000 respondents polled. Trust in media and business also fell, while trust in the NGO sector remained stable.

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Shadow Report 2016: public’s right to information not upheld

New research by the Access to Information Network (ATI Network) – formerly known as the Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) Civil Society Network – has revealed a shocking dereliction of duties by public and private bodies to realise South Africans’ constitutional right of access to information. The Shadow Report 2016 was compiled with Read more >

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Protect the world’s forests by tackling corruption

By Jo Blackman and Elena Gaita First published on EU Observer Corruption is rife in many of the developing countries that supply the EU market with tropical timber. As a key consumer market for tropical timber, and with bilateral agreements in place with many of these developing countries, the EU is uniquely placed to promote Read more >

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