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Industrial Ecosystems with Richmond Kwame Frimpong : Building strong and developed African economies via special ...

B & FT Online 26 Jan 2023
Africa has seen an outpouring of economic success in recent years due to increased infrastructure, human capital and political stability ... Economies that have a weak rule of law often see lower levels of economic activity as compared to those with strong institutions and effective functioning legal systems.

Team SA pulling out all the stops at Davos

Independent online (SA) 23 Jan 2023
On Monday, Team South Africa arrived in Davos, Switzerland for the 53rd World Economic Forum (WEF) ... However, the country’s resilience has led to increasing global confidence in the country’s socio-economic stability, protected by a functioning democracy, a progressive legal system and a respect for the rule of law.

Mandela’s grandson celebrates King’s legacy at UMass

The Recorder 18 Jan 2023
During the event, Mandela shared moments from his early life under apartheid, the legal system at the time for racial separation in South Africa that lasted from 1948 until 1994 ... He also spoke of how he came to live with his grandfather, who spent 27 years in jail for opposing South Africa’s apartheid system, while his father went to school.

Politics and the English Language, 2023

Quillette 28 Dec 2022
... adjective “systemic” as a synonym for “persistent,” “diffuse,” or “subjectively felt.” True models of systemic racism could include the legal codes of apartheid South Africa, of the segregationist US South before the 1960s, and of Nazi Germany under its Nuremberg Laws from 1935.

Opinion: ‘Africa’s COP’ made some big promises. Here’s how to deliver

CNN 24 Nov 2022
But it still falls short of the money Africa needs ... I am calling on our governments, institutions, and companies to boost efforts to attract green finance and make Africa more resilient by improving governance, tax systems, anti-corruption efforts, and legal compliance.

Uganda lawmaker: International agreement has ‘hidden clauses’ to promote homosexuality

Washington Blade 18 Nov 2022
Buwande Anthony, executive director of the Uganda Youth Society for Human Rights, said Tayebwa does not speak for Africa since African countries are sovereign states with different legal systems ... Thomas Tayebwa cannot purport to speak for Africa since African countries are ...

Thinking beyond the collegium systemExamples of extraneous considerations in judicial appointments in India are plenty ...

Deccan Herald 16 Nov 2022
It is thus seen as an opaque and self-serving system ... Many countries from the Global North and the Global South – such as the United Kingdom and South Africa, respectively -- have adopted the commission system involving the three branches of the government, civil society, legal academia, and the bar, for judicial appointments.

Greylisting could shut South Africa out of certain financial markets

Independent online (SA) 10 Nov 2022
According to the report South Africa has in recent years ... The report further recommends that local authorities will need to improve South Africa’s legal and regulatory framework to counter financial crimes by November 2022 in order to avoid being greylisted in February 2023.

Tech News: Why is South Africa shying away from digital IDs?

Independent online (SA) 31 Oct 2022
It will certainly be of benefit to South Africa’s welfare system to purge the countless number of people receiving benefits fraudulently ... But for the protection of privacy, it is crucial to ensure that strong data privacy and security legal frameworks and systems are in place before South Africa considers a national digital identity.Professor Louis.

UPSA Africa Trade Roundtable VI comes off on October 24

Joy Online 20 Oct 2022
The UPSA Africa Trade Roundtable VI will come off on Monday October 24, 2022. The event which is on the topic “Infrastructure, Supply Chain systems and AfCFTA” is being powered by the Center for Africa Legal Studies – UPSA Law School and with support from Joy Business and ACCA Ghana.

Arab Youth Survey finds religious faith key to youngsters' identity though most want institutional reforms

Khaleejtimes 21 Sep 2022
70% of young respondents in the GCC and 60% in North Africa say Sharia Islamic principles should be the basis of their legal systems, though just over 4 in 10 in the Levant agree ... should be the basis of their legal systems, though just over four in 10 in the Levant agree.

E-Commerce Company Jumia Launches Drone Deliveries in Ghana

Voa News 02 Sep 2022
According to the United Nations conference on trade and development, Africa ... "For example, what is done in Rwanda, another part of Africa where they have used drones in delivery of medicine, but there must be an underlying legal system that support taking advantage of drones.".

African football head criticised for visiting Gabon FA president in jail

The Observer 01 Sep 2022
Motsepe, in a statement released by CAF, said that they “spent time discussing a number of problems and challenges facing football in Gabon and Africa. The challenges in Gabonese football should be resolved in accordance with the Gabonese legal system and the Caf and Fifa articles and regulations”.

SA needs to rethink its definition of what constitutes asylum seeking

Mail Guardian South Africa 22 Aug 2022
In 2020, South Africa hosted 255 200 forcibly displaced persons, of whom 76 800 were formally recognised refugees and 173 500 were individuals whose applications for asylum were still pending ... South Africa adopted and ratified the AU Convention, and made it part of its legal system through the Refugees Act 130 of 1998.

A legal response to Stalingrad tactics that avoid accountability

Mail Guardian South Africa 11 Aug 2022
Constitutional law scholar Pierre de Vos has argued that the abuse of court processes through Stalingrad tactics is partly a consequence of South Africa’s adversarial legal system. This system exists in opposition to the inquisitorial legal system, which is the system used primarily in civil legal systems.

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