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

SAM ANC 

[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/01/06/will-the-anc-collapse-financially-before-it-does-politically by Gareth van Onselen.]

LEGISLATION currently ensures the particulars of party political funding remain secret — no party is obliged to disclose who its donors are.  To a large degree, this has served to distract the attention of the media and the public alike for there is much about party political funding that is not secret. This includes, in particular, the organisational structure, culture and mechanisms particular to raising money. These, too, tell a story. Read more

SAM IEC

[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-01-06-2014-a-year-when-governments-big-guns-head-for-the-exit/#.UsqFNZrxvIU by Ranjeni Munusamy.]

While the elections will be the big political event of 2014 – provided of course that we do not have another presidential recall or an unfortunate incident at the Nkandla firepool which would require a new Number One to be installed (or Kgalema Motlanthe to come off the reserve bench again). But what happens after the elections? Who will be on the team at the top of the political food chain, and who will join the ranks of sad opinion writers and grumpy old men and women lamenting their glory days? Read more

SAM Grondwethof

[Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2014/0102/In-South-Africa-corrupt-prosecutors-an-ever-larger-problem by Jeremy Kutner.]

As nation readies for first elections without Nelson Mandela, top prosecutors are attacked for letting officials get away with murder. Literally.

Richard Mdluli, head of the crime intelligence section of the South African police, was first charged with murder, attempted murder, intimidation, and the kidnapping of a man who married his former lover.  Six months later came money laundering charges, followed by charges of fraud, theft, and corruption. Read more

Mandela beeld

[Source: http://washingtonpost.com/business/economy/after-mandelas-death-anc-faces-growing-risk-of-losing-power-in-south-africa/2014/01/01/6e805736-6be2-11e3-b405-7e360f7e9fd2_story.html  – by Steven Mufson and Sudarsan Raghavan]

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — With the death of Nelson Mandela, the political party and broad coalition he helped to bind together are coming apart at the seams. The African National Congress remains in power, holding nearly two-thirds of the seats in Parliament, but it is losing popularity even among its staunchest supporters. To many South Africans, the ANC looks less and less like a party of legendary anti-apartheid leaders and more like a grouping of crony capitalists and dispensers of patronage. 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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