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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Economy

[Source: Daily Maverick by Tim Cohen.]

The language of rating agencies is often obscure; publicly Moody’s talks about ‘persistent structural challenges’ and the risk of ‘fiscal slippages in the face of both slower growth and increasing political pressures’. What this means is that they are looking for some substantial and fast policy changes, probably larger than SA’s political system can manage. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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