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Weekly Political and Economic Review 04 September 2020

Weekly Political and Economic Review 04 September 2020

In last week’s political and economic headlines we covered:

  • Policy/Legislative Updates
    • Committee Members have rejected the Private Member’s Bill on Independent Electricity Management Operator
    • Committee Discusses Three Pieces of Legislation Aimed at Addressing GBV
  • Outcomes of the ANC’s Special NEC Meeting
  • Auditor General Kimi Makwetu releases COVID-19 relief funds audit
  • The DA’s John Moodey Announces Resignation from the Opposition Party
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)
    • Government vows that UIF payments will resume soon following a halt for probe
    • UIF Commissioner, CFO and COO Suspended & Nxesi calls for SIU Investigation


  • COVID-19 Updates in Africa
    • Ghana Reopens International Airport After Five Months
    • Algeria to Lift Ban on Some Cultural Activities as Part of Easing Lockdown Restrictions
    • Zimbabwe to Reopen Schools for Students Preparing to Sit for Final Exams
  • Zimbabwe
    • Zimbabwe Licences Dollar-Denominated Stock Exchange to Lure Foreign Investors
  • Sudan
    • Sudan Signs Peace Deal with Key Rebel Groups, with Some Holding Out

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