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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Politicsweb by Frans Cronje.]

On how to state-proof your business,  I don’t have all the answers, but I think I understand many of the threats, so I will start with these and then move onto some of the strategies you might pursue – strategies that will extend beyond your immediate business and to your family, as the two are often closely intertwined.

So where do the threats to you as a business owner or entrepreneur originate? There are five areas:

Threat 1: The ruling party and its NDR ideology

The first is the ruling party, and the threat rests in the main in its formative ideology. The political ideology of the ruling party is underpinned by the theory of National Democratic Revolution (NDR). The theory draws on Lenin’s theory of imperialism – that the wealth of colonial powers only arose through the exploitation of the colonised and is therefore inherently illegitimate. In South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC) adapted the theory for what it calls colonialism of a special type – the special type being that, unlike in many other parts of the world, the coloniser has become a permanent part of the society and may never go ‘home’.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in December 2018 (CPI) & +5.2 y/y in December 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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