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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.
The South African Monitor Report of February 2018 is available here.
The South African Monitor Report of February 2018 is available here.
The South African Monitor Report of February 2018 is available here.
Read more on the political risks of business in the next two years here.
Read more on the political risks of business in the next two years here.
Read more on the political risks of business in the next two years 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.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Richard Poplak.]

Like child murder, the second season of hit HBO series, and U2, everyone hates corruption. So much so that a coalition called Unite Against Corruption was planning simultaneous marches to Parliament and the Union Buildings on August 19. The coalition includes some heavy hitters, such as ousted former African National Congress alliance partners Zwelinzima Vavi and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, and was thus starting to accrue some serious opposition. Now, Unite Against Corruption has delayed the proceedings to September 23. Is the postponement a good thing? Or is it an early admission of failure?

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[Source: Daily Maverick by Stephen Grootes.]

That our police service is a mess is a statement that brooks no argument. National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has had to justify to the person who appointed her, President Jacob Zuma, why she should stay in office. Nine former police officers are in court for the horrific murder of Mido Macia. Crime, and particularly violent crime, has surged in the last two years. Sadly, everyone knows someone who has been asked for a bribe by a cop, metro or otherwise. But instead of addressing the problems forcefully, it appears that at least a part of the police establishment has other task in hand: saving Phiyega’s career by any means.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in August 2018 (CPI) & +6.3 y/y in August 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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