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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Merten.]

Speculation over Cabinet positions and factional ANC jockeying is distracting and obscures what is central — not who holds what position, but determination by the Cabinet to put all shoulders to the same wheel. And Eskom will be central in any clean-up, because without fixing Eskom, there’s little to be done for South Africa. Read more

[Source: Politicsweb by Andrew Donaldson.]

I was expecting much of the same old, same old from Reporting History: Mandela and a New South Africa, a BBC Four documentary in which, according to the bumf, correspondent Fergal Keane would be looking back on his reports for the Beeb and considering “why history did not turn out the way he expected”. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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