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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: The Economist.]

In many ways the African Union (AU) is outdoing its European counterpart. It has never presided over a continental currency crisis. No member state is threatening to quit. And you could walk from Cairo to Cape Town without meeting anyone who complains about the overweening bossiness of the African superstate. But this is largely because the AU, unlike the EU, is irrelevant to most people’s lives. That is a pity. Read more

[Source: Mail & Guardian by Ra’eesa Pather.]

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s (Ipid) raid on acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane’s house is not an isolated event. It’s only been a few months since Robert McBride returned to his role as executive director of Ipid, but already he’s showing the police ministry – and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko in particular – what is to come. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Thamm.]

 It is no coincidence that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s version of former PP Thuli Madonsela’s preliminary report into the Absa/Bankcorp bailout was leaked just as President Zuma, the Gupta family and those who have illegally benefited from State Capture are slowly being cornered and squeezed. And while the Twitter rent-a-crowd predictably howled “white minority capital”, the most obvious question is why the ANC, when it was informed of it all back in the mid ‘90s, did nothing about grotesque apartheid-era plunder? Someone who was there at the start is veteran journalist and lawyer Martin Welz, editor of Noseweek. He spoke to Daily Maverick.

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[Source: Daily Maverick by Stephen Grootes.]

The organisers of the World Economic Forum like to claim that unique and exceptional things happen in the small dorp of Davos when you put representatives of different parts of the “global elite” in one place. The evidence on this is mixed. But one thing you can do is smell which way the wind is blowing. From the way Team SA behaved and looked on Tuesday, it would appear that we should all be more optimistic than we are. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa looked more assured and confident than he has been in ages. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was his usual image of the epitome of competence. But it was the business leaders, the other South Africans who were in the room, who brought the buzz and the gees of our country to a cold, snowed-in and unfriendly place in Switzerland. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
55 910 000 (mid 2016 estimate)
6.6% y/y in November 2016 (CPI) & +6.9% y/y in November 2016 (PPI)
0.2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2016
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