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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Elections 2016

[Source: Africa Brief by Cees Bruggemans & Willie Esterhuyse.]

Contemporary SA breaks down into two major blocs, for simplicity sake identified as 60% rural traditionalists along with self-serving hangers-on from across the entire societal spectrum, and 40% urban modernists. The real contest for the soul of political, social and economic SA appears to be between these two major sections in society. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
5.1% y/y in September 2017 (CPI) & +4.2% y/y in August 2017 (PPI)
2.5% q/q for the 2nd quarter of 2017
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