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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Politicsweb by William Saunderson-Meyer.]

William Saunderson-Meyer says SA needs a leader able to stand up against the PSU’s wage demands:

It’s a completely predictable routine. The audience watches with jaded indifference.

The steps are choreographed from entry through to exit. The swoops and bows are unchanging from one year to the next.

It’s the annual dance of wage negotiations between the public service unions and the government. This year, the government’s first offer was an inflation-tracked increase of 4.8% for all employees except those in the top two grades, who were asked to signal their selflessness by accepting a percentage point less.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.2% y/y in November 2018 (CPI) & +6.8 y/y in November 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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