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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Declining democracy

[Source: Daily Maverick by Stephen Grootes.]

When grasping for words to describe the state of the ANC, and thus government, “instability”, “turmoil” and “chaotic” come to mind. How else to describe the scenario of a minister issuing a statement about a judicial inquiry into the banks that withdrew services from the Guptas, before he was smacked down by the Presidency? How else to describe a movement in which not one, not two, but three of its members write pieces decrying its state in Sunday papers all on the same weekend. And at the same time, the leader of the ANC in Gauteng completely contradicts Number One’s view of the local election results. It’s official. Things are falling apart. And there is no centre to hold.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in August 2018 (CPI) & +6.3 y/y in August 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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