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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Presidential succession

[Source: Daily Maverick.  This is a fictional memo about a serious topic, compiled by the SA-US team of Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst for the Brenthurst Foundation.]

From: International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
Subject: Dealing with the Donald, and America
Date: September 2018

President Donald Trump’s recent bizarre tweet about “land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers” in our country was easily dismissed as the uninformed repetition of right-wing scare tactics. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Susan Booysen.]

South Africa’s post-apartheid presidents are no strangers to crying ‘plot, conspiracy!’ All of the Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and now Cyril Ramaphosa presidencies have seen manifold allegations of conspiratorial threats to presidential power … and state security. And yet, the ominous consistency of the alleged plots has grown to the point of there being a chill in the political air.  Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in July 2018 (CPI) & +6.1 y/y in July 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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