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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Moneyweb by Magnus Heystek.]

Business and consumer confidence are at record low levels – in the case of business we are back to 1985.

In one of my first columns for Moneyweb, some five years ago now, I liberally quoted passages from the wonderful book on his tennis career by Gordon Forbes, A Handful of Summers.

In one particularly delightful scene, he describes the repertoire between him and his doubles partner Abe Segal during the Wimbledon championship.

Throughout the entire match, in which they were being hammered by a better pairing, he kept on calling to Abe: “Is it time to panic?” Abe, full of bravado, kept calling back: “Not on your life. These guys are just a bunch of palookas.”

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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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