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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Economy

SAM SAM 1[Source: http://www.polity.org.za/article/skills-level-of-young-black-africans-declined-since-1994-stats-sa-2014-09-15by Leandi Kolver.]

The skills level of black African workers has not increased as it should have over the past 20 years, with the skills level of black youth aged 25 to 34 having regressed, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) statistician-general Pali Lehohla said on 15 September 2014. Read more

SAM Graph[Source: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0ff939c2-2d2e-11e4-810500144feabdc0.html#axzz3CtrKFkto by Steve Johnson.]

At least 10 South African money market funds have ‘broken the buck’. The losses stemmed from a bailout of African Bank Investments by the South African central bank, which imposed a 10 per cent ‘haircut’ on Abil’s senior debt, held by 15 money market funds. Read more

SAM AfriSake 2[Source: http://afrisake.co.za/expropriation-bill-an-attack-on-property-rights-credit-suisse/.]

Not only AfriBusiness is concerned about the future of property rights in South Africa. According to AfriBusiness CEO, Cornelius Jansen van Rensburg, local and international business organisations regard the growing uncertainty pertaining to property rights as factors that increase investment risks. Read more

1350[Source: http://www.sabreakingnews.co.za/2014/09/02/visa-regimes-sabotage-africas-economy/ by Rabelani Dagada.  Photo: Herman Verwey.]

Greg Mills, who heads-up the Brenthurst Foundation, is undoubtedly my favourite writer: Mills is a leading scholar in development economics, particularly when it comes to Africa and other emerging markets. His credibility is enhanced by the fact that he isn’t just an armchair critic, but works with various African governments advising them on how to improve their public policy to create conducive environment for their economies to grow and thrive. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in November 2017 (CPI) & +5.1% y/y in November 2017 (PPI)
2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2017
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