Our debt-to-GDP ratio is growing, we're running a problematic current account deficit, state-owned companies are a drag on the economy and our bloated public service wage bill needs to be trimmed. We're running out of money, and fast.
Not many people had heard of Coligny until 2017, when the murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu by two farmers revived the demons of racism and inequality.
The two men convicted of killing Coligny teen Matlhomola Moshoeu are to spend 18 and 23 years behind bars.
Although the parents of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu won't ever hear their son's voice again or watch him grow into an adult, the court's decision to find two men guilty of his murder has given them some comfort. Watch.
In many toxic rural environments, patterns of servitude and exclusion remain largely unchanged, writes Phylicia Oppelt.
Sixteen-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu's father, Saki Dingake, says he is 'heartbroken' and 'unhappy' about the sentences imposed on his son's killers.
Sentencing proceedings of the two farm workers found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu will begin in the North West High Court in Mahikeng.
It has become customary for crowds to gather outside courthouses, hurling abuse and demanding that the accused be denied bail. These angry protests usually dissipate once the aggrieved supporters of the victims have had their say.
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