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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Presidential succession

[Source: Business Day by Peter Bruce.]

You have to feel for President Cyril Ramaphosa. At least, I do. Not only is he confronted with a retreat by international investors from emerging markets, a world turned upside down by President Donald Trump and steadily rising crude oil prices, political events at home are all but demolishing the hopes that greeted his victory at the ANC leadership conference and his subsequent election as head of state. Read more

[Source: Business Day by Peter Bruce.]

Pule Mabe, the spokesman for the ANC, has had a difficult week. First he joined calls for the SABC to give more airtime to ANC officials because it’s the biggest party. That quickly sank. He then went on the radio and found, when asked what the ANC’s position was on the issue of expropriation of land without compensation, that he didn’t know it. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in June 2018 (CPI) & +4.6 y/y in May 2018 (PPI)
294.84 in USD BIllion (December 2017)
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