[Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2014/0102/In-South-Africa-corrupt-prosecutors-an-ever-larger-problem by Jeremy Kutner.]
As nation readies for first elections without Nelson Mandela, top prosecutors are attacked for letting officials get away with murder. Literally.
Richard Mdluli, head of the crime intelligence section of the South African police, was first charged with murder, attempted murder, intimidation, and the kidnapping of a man who married his former lover. Six months later came money laundering charges, followed by charges of fraud, theft, and corruption. Read more
[Source: http://washingtonpost.com/business/economy/after-mandelas-death-anc-faces-growing-risk-of-losing-power-in-south-africa/2014/01/01/6e805736-6be2-11e3-b405-7e360f7e9fd2_story.html – by Steven Mufson and Sudarsan Raghavan]
[Source: http://world.time.com/2013/12/27/case-of-czech-gangster-reveals-south-africas-dark-criminal-underworld/ by Stephanie Findlay]
Rainbow nation or not, South Africa is battling a crime epidemic. Even as the country was in mourning for their beloved hero Nelson Mandela, Radovan Krejcir, a Czech businessman and fugitive, made headlines this month when he was denied bail. The towering 45-year-old — he stands well over 6’2 and is built like a truck — was arrested in November on charges of kidnapping and assault in connection with a botched 24 million rand ($2.3 million) crystal meth deal. Read more
JOHANNESBURG — The sleek, white structures began sprouting up over highways here about three years ago, leaving people to wonder what they were.
A place for billboards, perhaps? Decorative pieces to spruce up the region? Or maybe they were docks to mount security cameras. Read more
[Source: http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33113:iss-why-is-corruption-getting-worse-in-south-africa&catid=54:Governance&Itemid=118 by Gareth Newham, Head of the Governance, Crime and Justice Division, ISS Pretoria]
As the world remembers the passing of global icon Nelson Mandela, the fact that he was a man of principle is a clear element of his success as a leader and overall greatness. He understood the vital importance of the constitutional principles of accountability and the rule of law. Read more
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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