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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Violent protests

[Source: Daily Maverick by Rebecca Davis.]

South Africa’s most prestigious university is in danger of losing its undergraduate law degree. In a move described as “unprecedented”, the Council for Higher Education has served the University of Cape Town with notice of the withdrawal of accreditation for its LLB programme unless certain conditions focusing on transformation are met. Without this accreditation, universities are not permitted to offer the degree in question.  Read more

[Source: BizNews by Ed Herbst.]

One of the privileges of becoming an elder in any profession is that you get to share the lessons gleaned from your experience. When this includes having covered the points of view of the country’s recent historical game-changers and the actual seminal events that played out around them, it’s actually an opinion worth hearing. Read more

[Source: Moneyweb by Arabile Gumede.]

After years of above-inflation increases, public-sector unions now want nothing less than “double-digit” raises from April 1, 2018, in addition to better housing benefits. The National Treasury has provided for average pay increases of no more than 7.3% in each of the next three fiscal years. The annual inflation rate is 5.1%. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
5.1% y/y in September 2017 (CPI) & +4.2% y/y in August 2017 (PPI)
2.5% q/q for the 2nd quarter of 2017
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