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E-NEWS BULLETIN 22 September 2017 A week’s links to the making of the world


SAFTU rejects KPMG’s apology with contempt

KPMG’s report played a crucial part in the conspiracy by crooked business interests and corrupt politicians to take control of financial institutions in order to pave the way for the looting of state resources.

Chinese company granted rights to operate strategic Musina-Makhado zone

The Special Economic Zone has at least eight projects in the pipeline worth more than R40bn, including a power plant, steel plant, stainless steel plant, coking plant, ferrochrome plant, ferromanganese plant, ferrosilicon plant, pig iron metallurgy plant, and lime facility.

South Africa’s inequality is no longer about racefreedom

Among 154 countries surveyed by the World Bank, the country has the highest (meaning worst) Gini coefficient, a measure of inequality. That is probably not quite right: it is hard to believe that Angola, a kleptocratic petro-state, is really more egalitarian.

no xenophobiaDo immigrants “steal” jobs in South Africa? What the data tell us

Results from an econometric model attempts to tackle this question and shows that, overall, immigrants probably create jobs for South Africans.

Ona Dubula returns home

dabula familyOna Dubula, the 14-year-old boy shot in the mouth by police during a protest in Hout Bay last week, left hospital on Tuesday morning and returned home to Imizamo Yethu with his mother.

Local news from Khayelitsha, East London, Port Elizabeth, Alexandra and Orange Farm in English and isiXhosa

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obamaPity the sad legacy of Barack Obama

Cornel West on how the hope and change candidate fell short time and time again. Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility.

Seeking a slice of the pie: Israel’s double-edged campaign in Syriaidf tanks

After seven years of the raging Syrian civil war, Israel has emerged from the shadows to launch a campaign in Syria, continuing its battle with Hizbullah, Iran and Syria, while also looking to capture more Syrian territory along its borders. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked a branch of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre in Syria’s Hama province on 11 September.

Canadian teacher wins against Israel lobby effort to have her firedshoufani

Canadian elementary school teacher Nadia Shoufani has won a year-long struggle against efforts by Israel lobby groups to force her out of her job.


Google ‘segregates’ women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says

google glass wallGoogle systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are “segregated” into lower-paying jobs.


Education Can’t Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That It Can?

INTERVIEW with historian Harvey Kantor about how the US gave up on the idea of responding to poverty directly, instead making public schools the answer to poverty.