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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 the Executive Summary of the South African Monitor Year-End Report of 2016 here.
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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.
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Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
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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.

Newscaster in Television Studio[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-06-08-sabc-refuses-to-broadcast-city-press-ads.]

The SABC has refused to broadcast a series of City Press advertisements, which were part of a barter agreement, the newspaper reported on Sunday.  The advertisements – which referred to the 2012 Marikana shooting in Rustenburg, e-tolling and the Economic Freedom Fighters – were due to be aired this month. On May 28, however, Cornette Zietsman from the newspaper’s marketing division was informed in an email that the material was “not suitable for transmission” and that the booking request was cancelled “until further notice”.  Read more

 SAM graf 2[Source: http://www.sairr.org.za/media/media-releases/Affirmative%20action%20is%20killing%20babies%20-%206%20June%202014.pdf/view by Frans de Klerk.]

The CEO of the IRR, Dr Frans Cronje, says that it is time to scrap race-based affirmative action in South Africa given the damage the policy is causing to poor and vulnerable communities. According to the IRR, the policy has created a very small black elite that uses its capacity to control access to the benefits of the policy to perpetuate its own advantage. It is largely for this reason that, 20 years into our democracy, fewer than 10% of black-African people and/or households have private medical insurance or pay bonds on houses — two of the best benchmarks of middle class status. Read more

SAM ANCYL 2[Source: http://themediaonline.co.za/2014/06/the-sad-state-of-media-anc-relations/ by Glenda Nevill.]

South Africa’s media came under sustained attack this week by ANC-aligned organisations and the party itself. But the party and its youth wing believe their intimidating actions are necessary in light of what they perceive as a ‘biased’ and anti-ANC media.

The ANC has asked the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate a cartoon published on the Eyewitness News website, a tweet sent by DA MP that showed dogs lining up to urinate on a poster of President Jacob Zuma and a comment attributed to public protector in which she allegedly likened ANC voters to abused women. Read more

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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