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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Elections 2014

SAM ANC[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-12-01-will-the-ring-of-fire-burst-the-ancs-bubble-of-denial/#.VHwRNJUcTIU by Rajeni Munusamy.]

It has been a torrid 12 months for the ANC and President Jacob Zuma. From the booing of the president at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service last December to its toughest election campaign to date and a constant mauling from the newly configured opposition in Parliament, the ANC will wind down the year at its weakest point since taking power. Read more

SAM Vote 3[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/voter-participation-in-the-south-african-elections-of-2014 by Collette Schulz-Herzenberg.]

South Africa’s fifth general elections in May 2014 concluded the country’s second decade of democracy. Although the African National Congress (ANC) was returned to power with a reduced majority, it still holds eight of the country’s nine provinces and the opposition parties pose little threat to its hold on political power in the medium term. Read more

100_0944[Source: http://online.wsj.com/articles/political-diary-south-africas-post-mandela-woes-1405112506 by Jessica Eaton.]

This time last year, on the eve of South Africa’s 20th anniversary of the first multiracial democratic elections, Nelson Mandela lay sick in the hospital as the country mourned—not only the imminent passing of the nation’s father but also for the sad state of the nation itself. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
55 910 000 (mid 2016 estimate)
6.1% y/y in March 2017 (CPI) & +5.2% y/y in March 2017 (PPI)
0.3% q/q for the 4th quarter of 2016
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