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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Emerging Trends

SAM Cees[Source: by Cees Bruggemans.]

South African economist Cees Bruggemans has a refreshing way with words, in particular when he uses them to demystify complex economic concepts. In this article, Bruggemans explores the idea of “strangulation economics”. It is a concept that can be applied to South Africa, but also more broadly in the world, he reckons. He covers a range of countries that are guilty of strangulation economics in this long, but interesting, essay. – JC

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4% y/y in February 2018 (CPI) & +4.2 y/y in February 2018 (PPI)
3,1% q/q for the 4th quarter of 2017
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