Who stole R1.6 billion from the eastern Cape | South Africa

The South African National Treasury has compiled a series of reports detailing gross expenditure irregularities within the Eastern Cape. These reports have been obtained by City Press, and the information now made public.

The Treasury reports rely on information gathered from special audit services conducted between 2011 and 2017. The audits scrutinised expenses related to mobile classrooms, roads and housing in the province.

Nelson Mandela Foundation face hate speech charges | South Africa

AfriForum has instructed its legal team to prepare criminal charges of incitement to violence against the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), under Section 18 of the Riotous Assemblies Act 17 of 1956, as well as a charge of hate speech in terms of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000.

This follows the NMF’s media statement of 10 June 2020, on the death of George Floyd in the United States and the related protests. In its statement the NMF notes: “The use of violence can be rational and carefully targeted as part of a strategy to counter structural and other forms of violence against Black lives. And, of course, it ought always to be so.”

Culture of top private schools in South Africa now under attack by Black Lives Matter

The foundations of boarding schools is young men and women knowing what discipline and respect means. Respect at boarding schools across South Africa for generations was based on the peer system – where the students who had been there longer had an unwritten law where they could verbally abuse students who were more recent arrivals.

Now that is all set to change as top private schools in South Africa currently work on or have implemented new anti-racism laws which can result in the instant expulsion of a final year student over an alleged racial slur against a person of colour who has only been at the school for days.

What will this do to the character of men and women where respect is no longer a learned attribute over these important formative years.

The ANC could be coming after your inheritance if you are rich | South Africa

University of Cape Town constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos on Wednesday argued South Africa should get rid of inheritance and heavily tax it as a form of redistribution in the country.

On his popular blog, Constitutionally Speaking, De Vos said inheritance was a method white South Africa was able to retain the wealth they accumulated over generations of colonial and apartheid rule.

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