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SAM ANC[Source: http://www.fin24.com/Economy/ANC-wont-change-its-spots-20140522 by Mzwandile Jacks.]

THE security cluster’s decision to issue a high court challenge to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home could have caused doubt about the new ANC-led government to come rushing to the surface again.

Voters could be asking: is the new government going to tackle rampant corruption – by mostly members of the ruling party – with honesty? Was it right to overwhelmingly vote for the party, despite the harm it has done to the state coffers and, by extension, the economy? Read more

SAM Camera 3[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/05/23/dont-lose-sight-of-the-powers-of-surveillance by Anthony Butler.]

WHEN President Jacob Zuma announces the composition of his new Cabinet, appointments to the security cluster should be especially closely scrutinised. Technological innovation is changing the character of political competition and control of mass surveillance and other intelligence systems is becoming crucial to the capture and maintenance of political power. Read more

SAM Zuma 4 [Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-05-22-kitchen-cabinet-helps-jz-to-rule.]

President Jacob Zuma’s decisions and appointments have largely been influenced by a “kitchen cabinet”, according to Mail & Guardian sources with intimate knowledge of how Zuma approached his first term of office.

There is very little connection between members of this kitchen cabinet, and they are mainly located outside official ANC party structures. Read more

SAM Duikboot[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-05-22-arms-procurement-commission-big-guns-finally-out-in-the-open/#.U3-zlrmKDIV by Marianna Thamm.]

If all goes according to plan – and this is murky territory because it depends on whose plan we’re talking about – the Arms Procurement Commission, appointed by President Jacob Zuma and headed by Judge Willie Seriti, appears to be finally gearing up for the main act when the big guns – the main players who signed off on the deal – including former Deputy Minister of Defence, Ronnie Kasrils, former Minister of Defence, Mosiuoa Lekota, former Minister of Finance, Trevor Manuel, and finally, former President Thabo Mbeki, are scheduled to appear in just over a week’s time. One man has been waiting a long time to ask all of them a lot of probing and uncomfortable questions. Read more

SAM Nkandla 2[Source: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71654?oid=620351&sn=Detail&pid=71616 by Right2Know.]

The Right2Know Campaign condemns the security cluster ministers’ announcement that they will challenge the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla in the High Court.

This move is the latest example of the use of ‘state security’ structures to infringe on democratic processes and undermine accountability. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
59 620 000 (mid 2020 estimate)
3.2% y/y in July 2020 (CPI) & +1.9 y/y in July 2020 (PPI)
-51% q/q (2nd quarter of 2020)
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