[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/business/2014/12/12/creation-of-covert-sars-intelligence-unit-done-with-state-approval by Natasha Marian.]
Suspended South African Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay has insisted the intention behind setting up an intelligence-gathering unit in partnership with the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to probe economic crimes was above board, and sanctioned by the government in 2007. Read more
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-12-11-the-sars-purge-and-the-anc-election-t-shirts by the Amabhungane Team. Photo by Madelene Cronje.]
Elements of the ruling party appear to be driving a campaign to bring the revenue service to heel. Read more
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-12-11-phosa-accused-of-hiding-anc-debts by Matuma Letsoalo and Mmanaledi Mataboge.]
Senior ANC leaders have blamed the party’s former treasurer general, Mathews Phosa, for being responsible for the financial mess the party finds itself in.
The Mail & Guardian is in possession of a confidential treasurer’s report that shows the party is struggling to pay millions of rands owed to suppliers. Most of the debts were incurred during and before Phosa’s term of office, which started in December 2007. Read more
[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-12-11-top-judge-resigns-over-politics by Niren Tolsi.]
KwaZulu-Natal judge president Chiman Patel will leave his post on December 31, ending a three-year tenure that – despite improvements in the division’s efficiency – has been plagued by race conflict and an apparent long-running unhappiness in the political establishment about his appointment. Read more
Two of the biggest political liabilities have been removed from the boards of state-owned enterprises, but government companies remain the playground of President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress (ANC).
Collin Matjila, who briefly was acting CE of Eskom and head of its tender board, is gone after Thursday’s Cabinet appointments, and Ellen Tshabalala — still SABC chairwoman — has been removed from the Transnet board. Read more
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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