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TV Remote Control[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-10-30-op-ed-minister-patel-and-encas-feel-good-documentaries/#.VFW1HpUcTIU by Chris Vick.]

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

SAM SAIRR[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

South Africa at a Glance
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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