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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.
The South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 is available here.
The South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 is available here.
The South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 is available here.
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Read the Executive Summary of the South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 here.
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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 Stephen Grootes.]

It is becoming clearer every day that the temperature within the ANC is rising. On Monday the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) held a meeting that should have been a run-of-the-mill boring discussion about policy, which would lead only to the publication of a discussion document and nothing else. The kind of thing that policy wonks and banking nerds may pore over if given enough time and boredom with their other tasks. But the context around this meeting shows how the pressure cooker within the ANC is now at a dangerous point – it is hard to see how things won’t start to boil over soon. With the consequence that almost all of us will be burnt in some way or another, even if just through policy paralysis

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[Source: MSN News by Mathews Phosa.]

In every politician’s life there is a Damascus moment, and in some cases, more than one. I had such moment this year at the opening of Parliament when Speaker Baleka Mbete callously, coldly and clinically refused to allow Parliament to bow their heads to show that they feel the pain of the families of the 94 who had died because the government looked the other way. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
55 910 000 (mid 2016 estimate)
6.6% y/y in January 2017 (CPI) & +7.1% y/y in December 2016 (PPI)
0.2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2016
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