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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Violence erupts: Protesters in PE are demanding houses – we don’t like to live the life of squatters

Violent protests have continued in Motherwell following mass evictions that began two weeks ago and restarted on Monday. Hundreds of shacks were demolished in NU29 and NU30 sections this week. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (Port Elizabeth) recently obtained a court order instructing the office of the sheriff to carry out the evictions. After shacks […]
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Bronze statue of Jacob Zuma will chase tourists away, not attract them.”

The SABC reports that construction work for a monument of President Jacob Zuma is under way at the site where Zuma and other struggle comrades were arrested while trying to flee to Botswana. The SABC quoted the EFF’s Alfred Motsi, an opposition leader in North West, as saying that he and his party remain committed […]
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Back onto the Gupta ship, their citizenship tale is full of holes !!

The news cycle is so hectic at present that, if you blink, you may miss the latest piece of the jigsaw to fall into the public space. There is, furthermore, hardly any time to hit the pause button to puzzle through what we already know. But it is crucial to do exactly that. That is […]
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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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Boer Political Prisoners go to Constitutional Court claiming illegal incarceration and denial of right to appeal

As early as April 2002, some of the Boeremag accused were already being arrested.  The record setting trial commenced on 19 May 2002, which would continue for the next eleven years in the High Court of Pretoria.  The main charge of which 24 Boers were found guilty on, was high treason.  While a few received […]
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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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It’s Getting Worse! Irregular Municipal Expenditure Jumps By Over 50%

Almost R17bn of ‘irregular expenditure’ exposed, as only nine out of 263 municipalities record a clean audit – AG report The auditor general’s local report for 2015/16 was released today, but I can think of 254 municipalities that will be horrified by the results. Unsurprisingly, these results are a regression from those published in 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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