Posts Categorized: NEWS & Things

Surprise Repo Rate Hike

Surprise Repo Rate Hike by SARB The South African Reserve Bank governor, Lesetja Kganyago, announced a quarter of a percentage point increase in the benchmark interest rate at SARB’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting on Thursday, 19 November 2015. This is the second rate hike for the year – the first hike was in July… Read more »

RUSSIA: Oil on SYRIA’s Civil Flame?

To Mind Your Own Political Business or Not British Prime Minister David Cameron blames President Vladimir Putin of Russia for causing an even greater upset in the civil war of Syria by interfering in an inappropriate manner. “It’s absolutely clear that Russia is not discriminating between Islamic State and the legitimate Syrian opposition groups and,… Read more »

DONALD TRUMP in US Politics

DONALD TRUMP, Another Celebrity in US Politics Celebrities turning to Politics The American campaigns for the 2016 elections are turning out to be somewhat intriguingly different than usual. Donald Trump is not the first celebrity to enter the political arena, but might be one of the most colorful characters, though. Many actors became politicians at… Read more »

Marikana Massacre

The Marikana Strike The Marikana massacre was the single most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1960. The shootings have been described as a massacre in the South African media and have been compared to the Sharpeville massacre in 1960. The incident also took place on the 25-year anniversary… Read more »