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. saftu.org.za/
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. businesslive.co.za/
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. economist.com/
Ona 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. groundup.org.za/
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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. amec.org.za/
Google 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. theguardian.com/
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