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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Declining democracy

[Source: Business Day Live by Gareth van Onselen.]

Welcome to Tweet of the Week. Every Friday I will use this column to hand out an award to one person who has tweeted something of significance. There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. This week the Tweet of the Week goes to @Lesufi for: “This  is our national symbol! Our identity! Our hope for a better SA” ??

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[Source: Business Day Live by Bronwyn Nortje.]

It would seem that the government has been drinking Moody’s KoolAid. The announcement on Monday night that the government would introduce fresh measures to breathe life into the ailing economy smacked of the same mealy-mouthed optimism touted by the rating agency the previous Friday. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in June 2018 (CPI) & +4.6 y/y in May 2018 (PPI)
294.84 in USD BIllion (December 2017)
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