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Emerging Trends

[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Merten.]

Cameras amid the National Assembly light fittings trained on MPs. Police detectives contravening the law, and sanctity of Parliament, in pursuit of a minister’s complaint over a tweet. And another round of rumours on the parliamentary grapevine over whether or not Parliament’s top administrator really has the security clearance for the job. Beneath the veneer of the people’s Parliament, the institution appears to be unravelling.  Read more

[Source: Engineering News by Terence Creamer.]

A leading trade expert is urging those South African businesses currently benefiting from preferential market access to the US under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to begin to “wean” themselves off such benefits, owing to the increased risk of those preferences being revoked ahead of Agoa’s official expiry in 2025. 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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