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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: The Wall Street Journal by Gabriele Steinhauser.]

Connections between Gupta business empire and President Jacob Zuma have ensnared international companies KPMG, McKinsey and SAP.

Many South Africans believe the country’s real seat of power is a suburban, 140,000-square-foot compound shielded by concrete walls and sometimes guarded by an armored personnel carrier.

The sprawling complex is the home and headquarters of the Gupta family, who moved to South Africa from India in the early 1990s as apartheid was ending and then built a business empire stretching from media to mining.

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in November 2017 (CPI) & +5.1% y/y in November 2017 (PPI)
2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2017
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