[The Conversation Africa] There’s been a recent increase globally in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This can be seen in recent measles outbreaks in parts of the world where it was thought to have been eradicated.
[News24Wire] There was pandemonium outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on Monday afternoon after security guards and parents clashed. The school is embroiled in a race controversy after a picture showing pupils at the school separated according to race went viral.
[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.