[Source: http://www.citypress.co.za/columnists/revolution-will-terrorised-sa/ by Mondli Makhanya.]
In the 1990s, Zimbabwe was becoming a restless place.
After a smooth handover of power from Ian Smith to Robert Mugabe and a relatively comfortable period thereafter, the ruling Zanu-PF was succumbing to the sins of incumbency, where corruption, arrogance, lack of accountability and maladministration were becoming the norm. Read more
[Source: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71619?oid=579465&sn=Detail&pid=71616 by Anthea Jeffery.]
Delivering on ‘radical’ change, if not on growth or jobs
In August 2012 the Cabinet adopted the National Development Plan (NDP) as South Africa’s policy blueprint from now until 2030. The plan is supposed to boost the economic growth rate to 5.4% of GDP and help generate 11m jobs. Read more
[Source: http://ewn.co.za/2014/03/28/Nkandla-Zuma-must-answer-SAs-questions by Chanel September, Stephen Grootes & Alex Eliseev.]
Clerics, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, say President Jacob Zuma has a duty to answer South Africans’ concerns about Nkandla. s findings in a report on the more than R200 million spent on upgradesNatal homestead. Read more
[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/about-us/press-releases/whats-their-secret-iss-calls-for-transparency-in-political-party-funding by Judith February, Senior Researcher, Governance Crime and Justice Division, ISS Pretoria.]
A toxic blend of secret money and political influence risks undermining South Africa’s democracy because the country does not regulate private funding of political parties, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said on Thursday. Read more
[Source: http://ewn.co.za/2014/03/27/Bizos-wants-attacks-on-Madonsela-to-end by Alex Eliseev.]
With a week left for President Jacob Zuma to respond to the Nkandla report, renowned human rights lawyer George Bizos has called for an end to the criticism being levelled against Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
In the latest attack, the ANC’s Chief Whip Stone Sizani on Wednesday accused Madonsela of overstepping her boundaries and playing politics. Read more
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in December 2018 (CPI) & +5.2 y/y in December 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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