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Why we need more journalists – not fewer

It is a great concern that like all other sectors of the economy, the coronavirus crisis has hit our media houses hard. COMMENT | CYRIL RAMAPHOSA | Dear Fellow South African, in many countries around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has required the limitation of many civil liberties and put …

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Is quitting fossil fuel a viable option?

COMMENT | Lamunu Petronilla |  Voices in favour of a complete shift to renewable energy have gained momentum all over the world. This has been precipitated by the low carbon emissions observed globally due to the stay-home decrees and decreased air and land travels imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence points …

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Chief Govt valuer should prioritize compensation for oil, gas projects

COMMENT | Joseph Mukasa Ngubwagye |  Projects in the oil and gas sector require, among other things, land for temporary and permanent infrastructure and installations. This land acquisition is achieved through Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) which seek to specify all resettlement arrangements and measures for avoiding, minimizing or compensating losses or …

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ICPAU: Financial reporting awards set for November

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Julius Businge |  The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda is set to hold the 10th Financial Reporting (FiRe) Awards on Nov.04, 2020, officials said at a virtual press conference on Sept.10.  The  awards  were  introduced  in  2011  to  enhance  the  quality  of  financial  …

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Support local firms in the oil and gas supply chain post COVID

  COMMENT | Joseph Mukasa Ngubwagye |  The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges across all aspects of society. Healthcare systems have been strained, schools closed, and economies constrained. The energy sector has not been spared. Many oil producing countries have suffered big losses, and their economies have been threatened due …

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Africa’s gathering debt storm

The continent’s debt-service payments in 2020 amount to $44 billion which is a lot of money COMMENT | COBUS VAN STADEN | The COVID-19 crisis is pushing Africa to the financial brink. African governments are under pressure to continue servicing their external loans, leaving them with few resources to confront …

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