Political intimidation & murders
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2015-01-05-head-of-gauteng-hawks-served-with-suspension from SAPA.]
Gauteng Hawks head Major-General Shadrack Sibiya was served with a notice of suspension on Monday, the Hawks said. 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://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/12/05/tweet-of-the-week-a-culture-of-political-violence-and-death by Gareth van Onselen.]
On 5 December 2014, Gareth van ONselen awarded his “Tweet of the Week” award to @Sompisi3? for:
“To learn that there was a plan being hatched to kill North West premier doesn’t come as a surprise in a party ruled by thugs”. Read more
To the squatters marking it up this week with sticks, rocks and strips of plastic, so-called Malema Valley is a little slice of SA they want to call home.
To many others, including the government, the derelict land on Pretoria’s outskirts handed out by supporters of opposition firebrand Julius Malema is the thin edge of a land-grab wedge that could ultimately derail the country. Read more
[Source: http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/3afe3b00462004b09ee4be96e5573d3a/Four-gunned-down-at-KwaMashu-hostel-20140811 by Nonkululeko Hlophe.]
Four people have been shot and killed at the KwaMashu hostel north of Durban on Friday night. The KwaMashu hostel has been one of the hotspots in the province towards the build- up to the general elections earlier this year. Read more
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.6% y/y in November 2019 (CPI) & +2.3 y/y in November 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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