Post-Apartheid SA

South Africa is in a bad state of affairs. Here's your daily news digest for 10 March 2023.

Post-Apartheid SA
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South Africa’s infrastructure 30 years after the end of Apartheid | Free West Media
Hating South Africa was part of growing up in North London in the 1980s. Pelle Taylor and Patrick Remington from <em>Two Raven Films</em>, recently interviewed South Africans about the decline of the country after Apartheid ended.


Rudd warns of the risk of ‘accidental war’ with China
Ahead of taking up his position as Australia’s ambassador to Washington, former prime minister Kevin Rudd warns of the dangers of the tense relationship between the US and China.
Australia: Crop exports set for record high after heavy rains
Officials expect exports of crops including wheat to hit a record $75bn this financial year.
Australia Appoints First Nations Ambassador in Bid to ‘Progress Indigenous Rights Globally’
The Australian federal government has announced the country’s First Nations ambassador in an attempt to elevate Indigenous rights…


Russia has no more oligarchs
Western sanctions are based on a miscalculation
Silent French Minority Wants No Part In Pension Reform Protests - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics
You wouldn’t know it judging by the huge and angry crowds in France protesting against the rather tame government plan to raise the retirement age, but some citizens are in favor of it. In interviews, members of this small and…
Georgia: Whose Country Is It Anyway? - The American Conservative
Parliamentary majority wants closer regulation of foreign-funded NGOs. Washington and Brussels object. A second Color Revolution in the offing?

Business, Finance & Investment

‘Play nice’: big banks start to pass on RBA rate rise under the eye of ACCC inquiry
Latest hike is the first after a consumer watchdog investigation was launched into how banks set interest rates
Layoffs & Discharges Jump amid Tech & Social Media Cutbacks. Overall Labor Market Still Tight with some Signs of Loosening
More people having second thoughts before quitting?
Understanding Inflationary Finance
“Providing revenue to the state is one of the reasons (and, perhaps the primary reason) governments worldwide monopolize the issuance of high-powered money.” ~ Bryan Cutsinger


COVID “Not Deadly Enough” To Justify Risk Of Fast-Track Vaccines, Chris Whitty Told UK Govt
It was in those 11 days, from March 6th to 16th, that the country was transformed from a stoic survivor facing with calm courage the approaching tide to a gibbering wreck cowering in homes and refusing to go to work…
Black Lives Don’t Actually Matter to Democrats
Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old black FedEx driver, died in the hospital three days after a deadly altercation with five black
‘Antithetical To Science’: Ex-CDC Chief Says Fauci ‘Sidelined’ Anyone Who Dared Question Him On COVID | The Daily Wire
Former CDC Director Robert Redfield said on Wednesday that Dr. Anthony Fauci actively sought to exclude or silence anyone who failed to embrace his chosen narrative on the pandemic’s origins. During a hearing before the House Oversight Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, Redfield claime…

Crypto & Blockchain

Coinbase Says It’s Time To ‘Update the System’, Makes Case for Crypto To Replace Traditional Finance - The Daily Hodl
Top US crypto exchange Coinbase is making the case that its time for the nascent industry to take over the existing traditional financial system.
Bitcoin Miner Marathon Digital Terminates Credit Facility With Crypto Bank Silvergate
The miner reduced its debt by $50 million and freed up about $75 million worth of bitcoin that was held as collateral.
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Running and hip or knee arthritis - The New Neo
There was a discussion on this blog yesterday about whether running causes or exacerbates hip problems. Serendipitously, today I noticed this article reporting on research on the subject: Contrary to widespread opinion, running marathons does not increase your risk for … Continue reading →

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