[Source: http://citizen.co.za/293278/excessive-secrecy-sa-kasrils/ from SAPA.]
The “excessive secrecy” of President Jacob Zuma and government departments is worrying, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has said, according to Sunday’s Rapport. Read more
A company chaired and co-owned by the Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust’s founder has been awarded navy contracts worth R406-million, the Sunday Times reported.
Don Mkhwanazi denied his link with the president had anything to do with the awarding of contracts to a company in which he has a 48% share. Read more
[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/business/2014/12/12/creation-of-covert-sars-intelligence-unit-done-with-state-approval by Natasha Marian.]
Suspended South African Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay has insisted the intention behind setting up an intelligence-gathering unit in partnership with the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to probe economic crimes was above board, and sanctioned by the government in 2007. Read more
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-12-11-the-sars-purge-and-the-anc-election-t-shirts by the Amabhungane Team. Photo by Madelene Cronje.]
Elements of the ruling party appear to be driving a campaign to bring the revenue service to heel. Read more
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-12-11-phosa-accused-of-hiding-anc-debts by Matuma Letsoalo and Mmanaledi Mataboge.]
Senior ANC leaders have blamed the party’s former treasurer general, Mathews Phosa, for being responsible for the financial mess the party finds itself in.
The Mail & Guardian is in possession of a confidential treasurer’s report that shows the party is struggling to pay millions of rands owed to suppliers. Most of the debts were incurred during and before Phosa’s term of office, which started in December 2007. 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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