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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


SAM Numsa 2[Source: by Natasha Odendaal.]

Talks to end the three-week strike in the metals and engineering sector will resume this week through formal bargaining council structures after the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) was unable to secure a wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa (Numsa). Read more

SAM Hong Kong[Source: by Ufrieda Ho.]

It’s busy and noisy in the fast food joint not far from the old Hong Kong airport where Mak Yin-ting is sipping a cold red bean drink at a corner table. The noise doesn’t bother the journalist, who’s also head of the Hong Kong Journalism Association (HKJA), but the stranger at the next table leaning too far back in his seat, as if straining to hear what she’s saying, does. Read more

SAM Geld[Source: by Felicity Duncan.]

There are a few things we all know about South Africa. It has a lamentable savings rate. It has a household debt problem, as evidenced by rising non-performing loans at banks across the country. South Africans’ household income has been growing over the years. In addition, we know that inflation has been reasonably well contained for a number of years. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
5.1% y/y in September 2017 (CPI) & +4.2% y/y in August 2017 (PPI)
2.5% q/q for the 2nd quarter of 2017
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