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Campaign to name and shame Bell Pottinger executives grows [Source: Citizen – 2 April 2017.]

A campaign linked to the #BlackMonday group calling for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma has, over the past few days, been naming and shaming staff members of the controversial UK-based public relations company Bell Pottinger, which they accuse of intentionally sowing the seeds of racial division in order to distract from allegations of state capture by the Gupta family and Zuma.  Continue reading here.

Alleged full report of Bell Pottinger’s Gupta PR plan [Source: Citizen – 4 April 2017.]

The full alleged 21-page exposé of a plan by a UK-based PR company to save the Guptas’ image has apparently been leaked. Please note that The Citizen has not been able to verify whether this report is in fact authentic or a fake construction. It’s also unclear who penned this report and for whom. However, Amabhungane, the Mail & Guardian and the Sunday Times have been investigating these allegations for some time.  Continue reading here.

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in September 2018 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in September 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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