[The Herald] Johannesburg -A major South African publication, the Sunday Times, has admitted writing falsehoods against Zimbabwe as it pushed a nefarious agenda for some South African political interests. The Sunday Times has wide readership in South Africa and has a bureau in Zimbabwe where it enjoys considerable circulation.
[Statistics South Africa] The South African economy slipped into recession during the second quarter of 2018, shrinking by 0,7% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised). This followed a revised 2,6% contraction in the first quarter of 2018.
[Deutsche Welle] South Africa has accused Donald Trump of trying to sow racial divisions after he weighed in on the country’s land reform debate. The US president said in a tweet that farmers were being forced off their land and killed.
[News24Wire] US President Donald Trump has tweeted that he has asked his secretary of state to look into land expropriation and the killing of farmers in South Africa.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -As the first of 36 public hearings regarding land expropriation without compensation gets under way, South African citizens have taken to Twitter for further discussion on the topic
[News24Wire] The EFF will challenge the Party Funding Bill in court if it gets passed with a provision that prohibits members of parties from accepting donations that aren’t meant for political purposes.
[Bhekisisa] Everyone knows about KZN’s cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist — or less.
[GCIS] The National Treasury notes the reckless manner in which Viceroy, a US-based trader/research firm, released its report on Capitec bank earlier in the week. Viceroy is not regulated in South Africa, and by its own admission, has been trading [short selling] in Capitec shares ahead of the release of its report, and stood to benefit substantially from forcing the Capitec share price to fall by publishing its speculative report about the bank.
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Ahead of her All White Party at Guvnor on Thursday, South African based Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan “The Boss Lady” has spoken of the troubled relationship with hubby Diamond Platnumz.
[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma used his last address as ANC president to take aim at critics and groups that he feels have wronged him. Those particularly in his firing line were the South African Communist Party, trade union federation Cosatu, and ANC veterans who have called on him to step down. The reaction from those he took swipes at has been swift and unimpressed – suggesting that Zuma may have further endangered the future of the tripartite alliance.