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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


SAM SABC 1[Source:–of-the-SABC by Stephen Grootes.]

After a week in which it seemed the chaos at the SABC had reached its climax, Sunday brought news that matters were even worse than they first seemed. Not only is the COO someone who doesn’t have a matric, and lied about it, now, according to the City Press, the chair also lied about her qualifications. Liars, it seems, stick together at the corporation. Read more

SAM Geld[Source: by Felicity Duncan.]

There are a few things we all know about South Africa. It has a lamentable savings rate. It has a household debt problem, as evidenced by rising non-performing loans at banks across the country. South Africans’ household income has been growing over the years. In addition, we know that inflation has been reasonably well contained for a number of years. Read more

SAM Hlubi[Source: by Paddy Harper – translated.]

The struggle for ownership of Durban and Pietermaritzburg has degenerated into a conflict between kings, for the King of the Hlubi nation is adamant: They [= the Hlubi] had never been defeated by Shaka [= Zulu king] and therefore they will not be defeated by a giant land claim either. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.7% y/y in December 2017 (CPI) & +5.2% y/y in December 2017 (PPI)
2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2017
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