[Source: Judiciary, legislature, executive: What is Zuma planning? by M&G Political Reporters.]
President Jacob Zuma will finally have his long-standing wish to influence and control the arm of state he perceived as interfering with his government – the Constitutional Court.
Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and fellow Concourt Judge Johann van der Westhuizen are due to retire during Zuma’s term of office. Read more
[Source: http://www.dw.de/mixed-business-response-to-south-africa/a-17625306 by Ben Fajzullin.]
A landmark election in South Africa left German officials uncertain about the investment environment in the temperamental nation on the southern tip of the African continent. Multinationals believed otherwise.
People expect change, when the word “landmark” is used in conjunction with an election. But German industry representatives were “cautiously optimistic” about the results of South Africa’s closely-watched national and provincial polls on May 7. Read more
[Source: http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-south-africa-election-20140508-story.html by Robyn Dixon.]
In this drab township pocked by ponds of raw sewage and piles of uncollected trash, voters who lined up Wednesday to cast ballots in South Africa’s election aired similar complaints: lack of jobs, lack of sewer pipes, uncollected trash, poor government services and the seemingly endless wait for free government housing. Read more
All’s fair in love and war – and politics, it would seem. Or is it?
Recently, several allegations have been made against the African National Congress (ANC) for abusing state resources during its electoral campaign. Read more
If the African National Congress maintains its 65 percent majority in South Africa’s May 7 election, it will be thanks in large part to rural ethnic Zulu voters such as Alfred Sabela. “We have water and a tar road. Before, we fetched water from the river,” said 43-year-old Sabela, standing by the makeshift shop from which he hawks carvings near iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a major tourist attraction in a once-neglected area. 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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