Monthly Archives: September 2017

Two new members for the JSC

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Jennifer Cane and Daluxolo Mpofu as members of the Judicial Service Commission with immediate effect, the Presidency said on Friday.

The two Advocates were nominated by the General Council of the Bar of South Africa to represent the advocates’ profession in the JSC.

President Zuma has congratulated Advocates Cane and Mpofu and wished them all the best in their new responsibilities of advancing the country’s constitutional democracy.

Source: South African Government News Agency

WCA Executive Summit And Family Office Forum 2017

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On October 1, 2017, all roads lead to Marrakech in the Kingdom of Morocco, for the 4th Annual WCA Executive Summit being held at the Four Seasons from October 1 to October 3, 2017 where 100+ of Africa’s leading family offices, heads of family-owned conglomerates, investors, ministers and award-winning entrepreneurs will be gathered for the 3-day summit.

The Wharton Club of Africa (WCA) Summit also includes the 2nd Africa Family Office Forum. The Summit in its fourth year has become one of Africa’s most inspired, differentiated, high impact and well-structured summits with its four years of exceptional delegate feedback. With a track record of delivering tangible results, the summit provides an opportunity for leading investors, family offices, family business heads and industry leaders across Africa and globally to convene for serious deal-making, co-investments, fostering of strategic partnerships and exchange of material business intelligence.

The Wharton Club of Africa (WCA) incorporated in September 2013 in Mauritius, a non-profit organization, recognized by The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), as the official Wharton Alumni Association (both the Regional Club for Africa and an Affinity Club) for all Wharton Alumni across Africa and globally with a mission to support the Africa business interests, education (incl. supporting the school in its Africa recruiting activities), and social activities of its Members, as well as, to promote the Wharton Brand in Africa.

The summit is known for its unique track record of delivering tangible results with more advanced, effective, direct executive and investor engagement,” said Lisa Lambie – Managing Partner, Satatt Holdings and President of the Summit.

This year’s summit will cover direct family office investing, Africa family business management, global single family office and co-investment, venture capital, angel investing, real estate and hospitality, financial services, mobile and technology, aquaculture, agribusiness food chain, health care, education, power and renewable energy, media and entertainment impact investing and philanthropic partnerships.

Roberta Annan, Managing Partner of Roberta Annan Capital Partners will be speaking at this year’s event with a focus on Africa Family Business Management.

Roberta Annan Capital Partners is a specialized boutique investment company that specializes in energy infrastructure advisory focusing on infrastructure projects in sub Saharan Africa. We provide our clients with market entry solutions that facilitate the expansion of their businesses in Africa. Roberta Annan Capital Partners has significant experience working with Pension and mutual Funds, ECA, Islamic Banking, Development Finance Institutions, Private Equity Funds, Commercial lenders and Exim Banks to develop a robust financing strategy for projects.

“Our competitive advantage is having key relationships in Africa to drive business growth. We have spent several years developing a holistic understanding of the African market and leveraging relationships for both the government and private sector. This increases the ease of doing business and it’s cost-effective for our clients,” Roberta Annan once commented.

The Summit will also be celebrating Moroccan and African arts and culture with a banquet and an awards ceremony.

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Statistician-General Dr Pali Lehohla releases Victims of Crime Survey, 2016/2017, 28 Sept

Statistician-General to release victims of crime survey, recorded live births and formal employment statistics

The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will on Thursday, 28 September 2017 release the findings of the Victims of Crime Survey, 2016/2017 as well as the Quarterly Employment Statistics, June 2017 and Recorded Live Births, 2016 reports at a media briefing to be held at Stats SA’s head office in Pretoria.

Source: Government of South Africa

C.A.R. Must Combat Impunity to Achieve Peace, President Says

GENEVA In a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the president of Central African Republic told the 47-member body the road to peace for his embattled country lies in combating impunity and making people accountable for their crimes.

CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera says those who have caused the deaths of more than 4,000 people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands since conflict erupted in 2013 must be punished. Fighting started when predominantly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in the capital, Bangui. Anti-Balaka militias, mostly Christians, fought back.

The grave human rights situation in the country has weakened the authority of the state and the independence of the judiciary, he says, which has paved the way for people to carry out their own justice.

“This situation is unacceptable and it cannot go on,” Touadera said.

Zero tolerance of impunity is the way toward lasting peace, he says, adding that there is no contradiction between peace and justice. Instead, he says, they are complementary.

The president says the impunity, which has existed in CAR for decades, has led to new crimes. Now, he stresses, the government has an obligation to make sure those who have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity be held to account, and the victims of those crimes receive justice and recompense for their suffering.

Source: Voice of America

MEC Gwen Ramokgopa engages with facility management and patients at Bheki Mlangeni Hospital, 28 Sept

Gauteng MEC for Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa will on Wednesday, visit Bheki Mlangeni Hospital to engage with facility management and patients alike. The MEC will also announce plans that are aimed at resolving challenges faced by the hospital.

Source: Government of South Africa