[Source: http://www.iol.co.za/the-star/mob-justice-that-s-based-on-nationality-1.1703269#.U6BBhbmKDIU by Loren B Landau and Iriann Freemantle.]
Johannesburg – Since last Saturday, the poorest areas in Mamelodi, Pretoria, have again seen violence, forced evictions and the frantic “evacuations” of foreign shopkeepers and their stock.
Reflecting patterns seen across the country, marauding groups have made their way through various areas, largely unencumbered by resistance from the police or residents. Read more
[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/nkandla-the-tangled-web-where-parliamentary-procedure-and-politics-meet by Judith February.]
Nkandla never became the ‘make or break’ election issue that opposition parties were trying to turn it into, yet, even a month after the election, it continues to simmer just beneath the surface, causing a certain level of discomfort. Read more
Johannesburg – Government and police are not doing enough to protect Somali refugees, rights organisation Amnesty International said on Thursday.
“Six years after the large-scale xenophobic violence of 2008, it is inexcusable that South African authorities have yet to address this problem,” regional director for Southern Africa Deprose Muchena said in a statement. Read more
[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-06-12-al-shabaab-how-much-of-a-threat-to-south-africa/ by Ryan Cummings.]
The time is ripe to consider growing evidence of an entrenched al-Shabaab presence within South Africa. And the evidence is plentiful. It is not only on foreign shores that al-Shabaab’s linkages to South Africa have been made explicit. But how credible is the al-Shabaab threat to South Africa and, more importantly, are we at risk of an imminent attack? Read more
[Source: http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/06/south-africa/ by Christi van der Westhuizen.]
Rumours in the run-up to South Africa’s fifth democratic election that a “ministry of propaganda” was planned, have come to fruition as the formation of a new “ministry of communication” has been announced. The reasons for this development could be found in the results of the 8 May national and provincial elections, which returned the African National Congress (ANC) to power but, as predicted by the party’s own research, with a reduced majority – from 65.9% to 62.1%. Read more
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
5.1% y/y in June 2017 (CPI) & +4% y/y in June 2017 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q for the 1st quarter of 2017
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