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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.
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.
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.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.

SAM Zuma 2[Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-15/south-african-government-to-ask-court-to-reject-nkandla-report.html by Mike Cohen.] 

South Africa’s government said it will ask the High Court to review and reject a report by the nation’s graft ombudsman that alleged that President Jacob Zuma unduly benefited from a state-funded 215 million rand ($21 million) home upgrade. Read more

SAM Marikana ENCA[Source: http://www.enca.com/opinion/true-cost-marikana by Chris Gibbons.]

As striking AMCU members block mine shafts around Rustenburg and prevent – violently – miners who want to go back to work from doing so, government faces an impossible choice.

Logically, the authorities need to use the police and, if necessary, the army, to protect those miners who want to work. Force may be required to clear away strikers from mine entrances, to prevent damage to mining property and – most importantly – to ensure the safety of miners once they return to the surface and go to their homes. In the past day alone, four miners have been killed amid reports of widespread intimidation. (It would be unfair to accuse AMCU directly, but if I were investigating the killings, the trade union and its members would be the first place I’d start.)

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SAM Dave Steward[Source: http://fwdeklerk.org/index.php/en/latest/news/262-article-the-2014-election by Dave Steward.]

There are a few points that we should consider in the wake of last week’s election.

The first – and most positive – is that the fifth election of our new constitutional dispensation has helped to consolidate and entrench our constitutional democracy. The elections were free and fair and were, on the whole, managed in an exemplary fashion. All those involved – the 18.6 million voters who cast their ballots; the political parties that participated and the IEC – deserve our sincere congratulations. Read more

SAM Protest ISS[Source: http://issafrica.org/iss-today/what-does-increasing-political-violence-mean-for-the-future-of-south-africas-democracy by Lizette Lancaster.]

In the six months leading up to South African’s fifth democratic election on 7 May, 76 incidents of election-related violence had taken place. These were mostly clashes between supporters of rival political parties and communities who used the elections as a national platform to air their grievances. 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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