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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


SAM United Front

[Source: by Genevieve Quintal.]

The United Front (UF) will help “shake up” the political landscape in the country, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils said on Monday.

“Our country and the ruling political elite, as much as the traditional wealthy elite controlling the economy, have needed a shake up and challenge, and the EFF, no less Numsa and now the UF, are providing that,” he told Sapa. Read more

SAM Munte[Source: by Jerry Schuitema.]

It was by chance recently that I came across the President’s parable. Many of you may know it, and many will most likely not want to know it. But it is an analogy that President Jacob Zuma seems to favour and has repeated a few times since offering it at the launch of his call centre in 2009. (Is it still functional?). That’s when he asked: “When you are given two loaves of bread and someone says to you one is from government and the other from the private sector, which one would you take?” Read more

1188[Source: from SAPA.]

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

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in June 2019 (CPI) & +5.8 y/y in June 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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