[Source: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71619?oid=579465&sn=Detail&pid=71616 by Anthea Jeffery.]
Delivering on ‘radical’ change, if not on growth or jobs
In August 2012 the Cabinet adopted the National Development Plan (NDP) as South Africa’s policy blueprint from now until 2030. The plan is supposed to boost the economic growth rate to 5.4% of GDP and help generate 11m jobs. Read more
[Source: http://ewn.co.za/2014/03/28/Nkandla-Zuma-must-answer-SAs-questions by Chanel September, Stephen Grootes & Alex Eliseev.]
Clerics, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, say President Jacob Zuma has a duty to answer South Africans’ concerns about Nkandla. s findings in a report on the more than R200 million spent on upgradesNatal homestead. Read more
[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/about-us/press-releases/whats-their-secret-iss-calls-for-transparency-in-political-party-funding by Judith February, Senior Researcher, Governance Crime and Justice Division, ISS Pretoria.]
A toxic blend of secret money and political influence risks undermining South Africa’s democracy because the country does not regulate private funding of political parties, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said on Thursday. Read more
[Source: http://ewn.co.za/2014/03/27/Bizos-wants-attacks-on-Madonsela-to-end by Alex Eliseev.]
With a week left for President Jacob Zuma to respond to the Nkandla report, renowned human rights lawyer George Bizos has called for an end to the criticism being levelled against Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
In the latest attack, the ANC’s Chief Whip Stone Sizani on Wednesday accused Madonsela of overstepping her boundaries and playing politics. Read more
Bashing business for votes – New legislation may save the ANC votes but will chase away foreign investment.
AS THE May 7th elections draw closer, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) seems increasingly troubled by a challenge to its left flank from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Read more
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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