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  • 4-June-2015

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    Key initiatives to build a more global OECD

    Ministers expressed full support for the OECD’s global relations strategy, as an essential element to increase its impact and relevance. This strategy has been the centrepiece of Secretary-General Angel Gurría’s vision to transform the Organisation into a more inclusive, global policy network and a prime forum for evidence-based policy exchange and global standard setting.

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  • 25-May-2015

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    Africa: making growth more inclusive hinges on unlocking potential of local economies, says the African Economic Outlook 2015

    With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015, released at the African Development Bank Group’s 50th Annual Meetings.

  • 19-May-2014

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    African countries need to tap global markets more effectively to strengthen their economies, says new African Economic Outlook

    By participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa can transform its economy and achieve a development breakthrough, according to the latest African Economic Outlook, released at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings.

  • 18-March-2014

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    Lack of enforcement jeopardises South Africa’s fight against foreign bribery; OECD concerned that political and economic considerations may be an influence

    South Africa must take urgent steps to proactively investigate and prosecute foreign bribery. No foreign bribery cases have been prosecuted since South Africa joined the Convention in 2007. The 4 on-going investigations – out of only 10 allegations that have surfaced to date – are also far from reaching the prosecution stage, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

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  • 6-December-2013

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    OECD saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela: Remains committed to his legacy

    OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, said that it was with a heavy heart and a debt of gratitude that the world was bidding farewell to Nelson Mandela.

  • 3-December-2013

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    South Africa shows good progress on environment, must keep up pace

    In the two decades since apartheid ended, South Africa has made impressive strides to catch up with – and in some cases surpass -- the developed world’s environmental standards.

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  • 4-March-2013

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    South Africa: Progress made but step up economic reforms to achieve full potential

    South Africa must step up efforts to foster strong, inclusive economic growth that creates jobs, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of South Africa. Priorities include a growth-enhancing macroeconomic policy-mix, and better implementation of structural reforms, notably to improve education.

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  • 29-October-2012

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    Global Forum on tax transparency welcomes new members and reviews 12 countries

    At the Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, delegates from 81 jurisdictions and 11 international organisations evaluated whether all Forum members are exchanging tax information effectively.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    OECD and South Africa to set up first African sovereign debt management centre

    The OECD and South Africa will open a centre to help African governments manage their debt and bond markets in Midrand, South Africa.

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  • 19-July-2010

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    Foreign bribery: South Africa should take a more proactive stance, says OECD

    South Africa should step up its efforts to detect, investigate and prosecute cases of bribery in international business deals, according to a new report by the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery.

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