How Many South Africans Currently Live In Australia And The United Kingdom

   Emigration experts have pointed to a growing number of South Africans leaving the country, following the recent political and economic turmoil. According to StatsSA’s Community Survey 2016, approximately 102,793 people left the country in the 10 years from 2006 to 2016. The highest proportion of emigrants moved to Australia at 26.0% followed by United Kingdom […]
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Threat To South African Democracy Runs Deeper Than State Capture – Sociologist

CAPE TOWN — We’ve got it mostly wrong, argues Benjamin H Bradlow, a sociologist from Brown University, who has made South Africa his pet project. That’s because all local political parties and social movements believe – like the Zuptoid ruling cadre – that State institutions must be captured for state action to achieve a desired goal. It’s […]
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SCORPIO: In The Non-Surprise Of The Year, WMCLEAKS.com Smear Campaign Tracked To A Gupta Associate

With the costly, UK-based PR spin doctors Bell Pottinger paid-up and shipped out, South Africa’s First Family, the Guptas, scrambled to find a replacement spin machine after damning revelations of their involvement in the capture of ministers and government officials, gleaned from #GuptaLeaks, began to be made public last month. Soon afterwards, several websites and […]
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ANC’s Tsunami Of Sleaze Morphs Into A River Of Shit, Literally

Veteran journalist Ed Herbst keeps getting better with his incisive, witty and incredibly well-researched articles on burning issues facing South Africa. In this piece, he touches on the sewage and water problems facing large parts of South Africa. He paints a picture of how corruption and ineptitude on the part of the ANC has resulted in terrible sewage problems across […]
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These Charts Show The Dire State Of South Africa’s Economy

There Is Bad News All Around. There is not an awful lot of good news about. And every time we battle to pull off some improvement, government tends to score an own goal. Witness the exchange rate’s reaction and JSE selloff over the past few days following the Mining Charter ‘announcement’ as well as the […]
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Revealed! Bell Pottinger Got R5.5m For One Weekend To ‘Help’ ANC, MK In Anti-White Campaign

EDINBURGH — It doesn’t get much lower than stirring up racial animosity in the country with the legacy of apartheid hanging around its neck. South African society is riven with tension. After Nelson Mandela, emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others ensured a relatively peaceful transition to democracy, all the hard work has been rapidly undone. […]
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South Africa The Only Major Economy In The World In A Technical Recession

Of the major economies around the world, South Africa appears to have the worst performing economy of recent times. This is according to data spotted by trader and researcher Dwaine van Vuuren. Earlier this month, Stats SA announced that South Africa had entered a technical recession with two consecutive quarters of cnegative growth. Poor leadership, downgrades and a generally downbeat economy have worsened […]
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Markets Bloodbath As Zwane Shocks Mining Sector

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. (Pic: Gallo Images) There was a bloodbath on the floor of South Africa’s markets on Thursday, after Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane announced a new stringent law that will force mining firms to restructure their ownership to ensure they have 30% black ownership within 12 months. The rand dived by […]
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Paid To Kill Golden Goose: Bell Pottinger Takes South African Tourism Money As It Strangles South Africa

EDINBURGH — The operators over atLondon-headquartered public relations firm Bell Pottinger have no scruples when it comes to choosing who they work for. This was evident when Richemont boss Johann Rupert revealed that he was the focus of a politically motivated smear campaign developed by Bell Pottinger’s team – the very people he hired earlier to do his […]
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Survé, Guptas Imitate Ethos, Practices Of Apartheid Newspapers

CAPE TOWN — One of the most attractive things about the Fourth Estate is that it manages to equalise the otherwise deeply skewed power balance between billionaires and politicians, and humble, hard-working, honest scribes who can take them on, blow for blow. In the battle for hearts and minds, bent and manipulative politicians and captains […]
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