If all goes according to plan – and this is murky territory because it depends on whose plan we’re talking about – the Arms Procurement Commission, appointed by President Jacob Zuma and headed by Judge Willie Seriti, appears to be finally gearing up for the main act when the big guns – the main players who signed off on the deal – including former Deputy Minister of Defence, Ronnie Kasrils, former Minister of Defence, Mosiuoa Lekota, former Minister of Finance, Trevor Manuel, and finally, former President Thabo Mbeki, are scheduled to appear in just over a week’s time. One man has been waiting a long time to ask all of them a lot of probing and uncomfortable questions. Read more
The Right2Know Campaign condemns the security cluster ministers’ announcement that they will challenge the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla in the High Court.
This move is the latest example of the use of ‘state security’ structures to infringe on democratic processes and undermine accountability. Read more
Dear President Zuma
We applaud the business-friendly noises coming from some of your ministers despite the gains of the Economic Freedom Fighters in the recent election. However, we don’t believe them. This stocktake will tell you why. Read more
[Source: http://www.citypress.co.za/news/khulubuse-zumas-r100bn-oil-deal/ by Jacques Pauw.]
Controversial business tycoon Khulubuse Zuma is sitting on a R100 billion oil fortune in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which he allegedly obtained with the help of his uncle, President Jacob Zuma.
A City Press investigation has discovered that President Zuma played a crucial role in a 2010 decision by DRC President Joseph Kabila to allocate two oilfields in the northeast of the country to his nephew. Read more
[Source: http://cfcr.org.za/index.php/latest/283-article-policing-and-human-rights-prevention-the-best-cure by Johan Kruger.]
In 2010, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (the CFCR) lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the South African Police Service (SAPS) on behalf of Chumani Maxwele.
In this case, members of the Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) of the SAPS arrested and detained Mr Maxwele for allegedly gesturing with his middle finger at a convoy of police vehicles reportedly transporting President Zuma. Mr Maxwele was also alleged to have resisted arrest. Read more
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in November 2017 (CPI) & +5.1% y/y in November 2017 (PPI)
2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2017
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