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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.
The South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2015 is available here.
The South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2015 is available here.
The South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2015 is available here.
Read more about political risks to business in South Africa in the next 5 years.
Read more about political risks to business in South Africa in the next 5 years.
Read more about political risks to business in South Africa in the next 5 years.
Read the Executive Summary of the South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2015 here.
Read the Executive Summary of the South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2015 here.
Read the Executive Summary of the South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2015 here.
Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
Information on attempts at ANC control over academic and media freedom.
Information on attempts at ANC control over academic and media freedom.
Information on attempts at ANC control over academic and media freedom.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Thamm.]

Witnesses testifying on Thursday before Parliament’s ad hoc committee investigating the SABC painted a terrifying picture of intimidation, ministerial interference, secret meetings as well as an unhealthy cult-like worship that surrounded COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Several committee members tried to flush out who exactly it was behind Motsoeneng’s power and apparent untouchability, but no one dared answer. At the end of the day a summons was issued to compel lone ranger board chair, Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe, who simply failed to pitch, to appear on Tuesday next week. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Stephen Grootes.]

If there is one thing the small print of the ratings agencies’ collective decision not to consign us to the junk heap tells us, it’s that we are adrift. Their message is stark: if we do not get the engine of our economy moving soon, they will have no choice but to complete the job that President Jacob Zuma started so ably a year ago. We should be grateful that they did not act now; no doubt some of their experts argued strongly that they would be failing in their duty to not remove our “investment grade status”. But instead of grabbing the opportunity of all reaching for a wrench and twisting away at the various knobs of our spluttering economy, we are going to spend the next 12 months aboard our vessel arguing about the re-arrangement of the deck chairs.  Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
55 910 000 (mid 2016 estimate)
6.4% y/y in October 2016 (CPI) and +6.6% y/y in October 2016 (PPI)
3.3% q/q for the 2nd quarter of 2016
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