[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-10-28-numsas-ambitious-plan-spells-game-changer-for-sa-politics by Quaanitah Hunter.]
Numsa is playing all its cards and forging ahead, at all costs, with its plans to stand firm in its political ideals. Read more
Free-to-air e.tv and its 24-hour eNCA cable news channel have built their brand on editorial independence, in strong opposition to the state-run SABC, and their commitment to let you “know more”. Their independence has already been dented this week by reports that HCI directors tried to ensure positive coverage of government events – and now new evidence has emerged that eNCA may have broadcast an entire series of state-funded documentaries under the guise of news in the early part of 2014. Read more
[Source: www.bruggemans.co.za by Cees Bruggemans.]
Stats Sa released its 3Q2014 quarterly Labour Force Survey data. It made for disturbed reading, besides being somewhat confusing, given its mix of data.
On an overall SA population of some 53 million, the population subgroup aged 15-64 years increased by 620 000 yy (year-on-year) to 35.5 million. Read more
[Source: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71619?oid=767163&sn=Detail&pid=71616 by Anthea Jeffery.]
Having assumed ‘custodianship’ of mineral and water resources and re-opened the land claims process, the State is now seeking wide powers to take or bypass patent rights. It says this is necessary to bring down the price of medicines and save lives, but the changes may not achieve these goals and will, in any event, extend far beyond the health sector. Read more
[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/a-case-of-selective-accountability by Judith February.]
According to recent news reports, African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa, has said that the president of South Africa will not answer questions in Parliament until it ‘sorts itself out’. Read more
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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