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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Economy

[Source: World Affairs Journal by Heinrich Matthee.]

The ANC government under President Zuma has sought to consolidate its power by wrapping domestic and foreign policy, at least temporarily, in the mantle of racial liberation, saying that hard decisions—such as the tilt toward Russia and China and the condemnation of the West—are necessary to destroy once and for all the neo-colonialism that it claims continues to afflict South Africa.

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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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