Recent arson attacks on Somali-owned shops in KwaMashu, near Durban, could be motivated by xenophobia, KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu said on Tuesday.
“Attacking foreign-owned shops is equal to xenophobic attacks,” Mchunu said in a statement.
These acts were “against the values South Africa stands for”. Read more
[Source: http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/adamhaupt/2014/12/16/10-signs-that-sa-democracy-is-toast/ by Adam Haupt.]
In case you have missed it in the midst of media frenzies about puppets in court, murder trials dismissed, or beauty competitions won, South African democracy is in trouble. Here are 10 reasons why our constitutionally enshrined democratic rights are under threat: Read more
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-12-16-billions-lost-through-illegal-outflows by Sarah Evans.]
South Africa is losing roughly R147-billion a year to the illegal movement of money out of the country. Read more
[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/politics/2014/12/15/uf-to-shake-up-political-landscape-says-kasrils by Genevieve Quintal.]
The United Front (UF) will help “shake up” the political landscape in the country, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils said on Monday.
“Our country and the ruling political elite, as much as the traditional wealthy elite controlling the economy, have needed a shake up and challenge, and the EFF, no less Numsa and now the UF, are providing that,” he told Sapa. Read more
[Source: http://today.moneyweb.co.za/article.php?id=799510&cid=2014-12-15#.VI_NAZUcTIU by Jerry Schuitema.]
It was by chance recently that I came across the President’s parable. Many of you may know it, and many will most likely not want to know it. But it is an analogy that President Jacob Zuma seems to favour and has repeated a few times since offering it at the launch of his call centre in 2009. (Is it still functional?). That’s when he asked: “When you are given two loaves of bread and someone says to you one is from government and the other from the private sector, which one would you take?” Read more
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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