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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Political intimidation & murders

[Source: Africa Brief by Cees Bruggemans and Willie Esterhuyse.]

The essence of the SA story is traditionalism and modernity. They sit uneasily together. Indeed, you can’t have both. In the end, it is a choice that determines how society evolves. This is not unique to SA. In some form or other this choice is encountered in (many) other parts of the world, and long ago it marked today’s rich societies, too. It is one of those things that is encountered along the way to the future. And decides much. Read more

[Source: Council on Foreign Relations by John Campbell.]

The African National Congress (ANC) is a big tent. Politically, under that tent is the Congress of South African trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP). Both run candidates for office as ANC, not under their own label. The Secretary General of the ANC, Gwede Mantashe, is also a former chairperson of the SACP. Read more

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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