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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.
The South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 is available here.
The South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 is available here.
The South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 is available here.
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Read more about political risks to business in South Africa in the next 3 years.
Read more about political risks to business in South Africa in the next 3 years.
Read the Executive Summary of the South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 here.
Read the Executive Summary of the South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 here.
Read the Executive Summary of the South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 here.
Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
Information on attempts at ANC control over academic and media freedom.
Information on attempts at ANC control over academic and media freedom.
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Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.

Businesspeople in Meeting[Source: www.solidarity.co.za.]

The employee confidence component of the Solidarity-ETM Labour Market Index (LMI) fell to 45,7 in the first quarter of 2014 from a level of 46,5 in the last quarter of 2013.  This information is contained in the March–June issue of the South African Labour Market Report, released by trade union Solidarity in collaboration with market strategists ETM Analytics. Read more

SAM Besoedel[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-06-19-north-west-service-delivery-what-service-delivery/ by Niki Moore.]

The Constitution promises us the right of access to electricity, adequate shelter, water, and a clean environment. These are the underpinnings of service delivery. But in the North West province, people have learned to live without these things. Every so often, there is a death or a violent service delivery protest. After a flurry of headlines the government makes a statement, promises an investigation, and throws some money at the problem. But no amount of money or investigation will solve the basic problem in the North West: cadre deployment that leads to corruption and mismanagement. Read more

Somali nationals demonstrate outside the Parliament in Cape Town against recent xenophobic attacks[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/is-xenophobia-becoming-part-of-the-south-african-way-of-life by Peter Fabricius.]

Is it ‘ordinary criminality’ when South Africans necklace a Mozambican, or kill a Somali shopkeeper and loot his business? Or is it something more sinister, which ought to be addressed in a special way?

The South African government mostly dismisses xenophobic violence as ‘ordinary criminality.’ Perhaps that explains why it now seems to be becoming routine in South Africa – almost accepted as an inevitable part of the South African way of life, like other violent crimes. Read more

Loose Diamonds[Source: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5cd92078-f6fa-11e3-8ed6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz35GBMDNoX by Andrew England.]

South Africa is to review proposed amendments to its mineral resources legislation that threatened to stymie investment into oil and gas exploration just as interest in African hydrocarbons heats up.

Ngoako Ramatlhodi, the country’s new mineral resources minister, told the Financial Times that he had already advised the presidency not to sign the controversial mineral and petroleum resources amendments bill after hearing the concerns of industry officials. Read more

SAM Sisonke Msimang 2[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2014-06-18-the-triumph-of-the-technocrats-boredom-as-a-political-strategy/#.U6F7HLmKDIU by Sisonke Msimang.]

The real critique of last night’s State of the Nation speech (SONA) is not that it was boring, it is that the speech was boring on purpose because it sought to depoliticise meaningful things and subsume them under the rubric of “fast-tracked implementation” “stakeholder engagement,” and “delivery mechanisms.” In other words, Zuma deliberately deployed technical language that alienates people to seem both sophisticated and ‘rational’ and to blunt the edges of increasingly politicised demands from the public. Read more
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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