Mounting Debt-Service Costs Crowd Out Social and Economic Spending

[News24Wire] With state revenue under pressure and expenditure needs rising, an increasing share of tax collection will be diverted to settle interest payments on state debt.

[News24Wire] With state revenue under pressure and expenditure needs rising, an increasing share of tax collection will be diverted to settle interest payments on state debt.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Land Clashes Test the Country’s Fragile Security

[IRIN] Abidjan -Fresh clashes over land in western Côte d’Ivoire, following a spate of army mutinies, attacks on police stations, and jailbreaks, represent a growing challenge to the country’s nascent and hard-won stability.

[IRIN] Abidjan -Fresh clashes over land in western Côte d'Ivoire, following a spate of army mutinies, attacks on police stations, and jailbreaks, represent a growing challenge to the country's nascent and hard-won stability.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

Malawi’s Outgoing Anti-Corruption Czar Reveals ‘External Pressure

[Nyasa Times] The Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Lucas Kondowe who is leaving the bureau this Thursday at the end of his three-year contract has revealed that there is external pressure frustrating the fight against corruption.

[Nyasa Times] The Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Lucas Kondowe who is leaving the bureau this Thursday at the end of his three-year contract has revealed that there is external pressure frustrating the fight against corruption.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Zuma v Madonsela – President Drops Key Argument in State Capture Case

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma’s legal team on Wednesday made an astonishing about-turn as they argued against former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s recommendation to appoint a commission of inquiry into state capture. By GREG NICOLSON.

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma's legal team on Wednesday made an astonishing about-turn as they argued against former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's recommendation to appoint a commission of inquiry into state capture. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Tax Revolt May Be Brewing in South Africa

[News24Wire] A tax revolt may already be brewing in South Africa. This can be deduced from the medium term budget policy statement (MTBPS) indicating that tax compliance concerns are mounting in the context of tax administration challenges and weakenin…

[News24Wire] A tax revolt may already be brewing in South Africa. This can be deduced from the medium term budget policy statement (MTBPS) indicating that tax compliance concerns are mounting in the context of tax administration challenges and weakening tax morality.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

U.S. Investors Pledge Over U.S.$1 Billion for SA

[SAnews.gov.za] Hardly 24 hours after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba tabled what was a difficult medium term budget, a leading United States investor has announced plans to invest over $1 billion in South Africa over the next few months.

[SAnews.gov.za] Hardly 24 hours after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba tabled what was a difficult medium term budget, a leading United States investor has announced plans to invest over $1 billion in South Africa over the next few months.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#SAAcrisis – Billboard Must Go Back Up or Face Legal Action

[DA] The Democratic Alliance’s legal counsel has written to Primedia Outdoor in order to demand that our billboard, which highlights the ANC-led government’s misuse and abuse of the people’s money, be reinstated by close of business today. Should they …

[DA] The Democratic Alliance's legal counsel has written to Primedia Outdoor in order to demand that our billboard, which highlights the ANC-led government's misuse and abuse of the people's money, be reinstated by close of business today. Should they fail to reinstate the billboard we will approach the High Court to get judicial adjudication on this matter.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Suffocating in the Coal Economy

[Daily Maverick] There is great urgency to moving rapidly off fossil fuels. It will not stop climate change in its tracks but it might just leave us with a liveable climate in the second half of the century.

[Daily Maverick] There is great urgency to moving rapidly off fossil fuels. It will not stop climate change in its tracks but it might just leave us with a liveable climate in the second half of the century.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa