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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: Mail & Guardian by Heribert Adam, Kogila Moodley.]

The responses to the January 2015 looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto and in April in Durban’s central business district and elsewhere reveal more about the South African national consciousness than the events themselves. The ritual condemnations, the initial denial of xenophobia while labelling it criminality, blaming victims and the convoluted excuses of perpetrators are almost worse than the official silence and long-standing passivity about well-known xenophobic attitudes. When the president insists that “South Africans in general are not xenophobic”, he ignores all surveys (such as Afrobarometer’s) showing that a vast majority distrusts (black) foreigners, wishes to restrict their residence rights and prohibits the eventual acquisition of citizenship. Read more

[Source: Business Day Live by Allister Sparks.]

The national congress of the Democratic Alliance (DA) this weekend, just a year before local government elections, is an event of national importance. Wilmot James is a wise and distinguished man, but I believe Mmusi Maimane, the DA’s dynamic young parliamentary leader, will emerge comfortably from the congress as the DA’s new leader. I believe, too, that he is the right person to seize the opportunities those elections are likely to present to change our sterile politics. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Ismail Lagardien.]

For as long as we, black people, see ourselves in relation to ‘white people’, we will remain innocent and eternally persecuted. We have secured a monopoly on persecution, and everything that is said to us, or about us, is necessarily racist. Based on Mbalula’s logic we are able to see ourselves only for what we are not; we are not white. By accident or design, then, we allow ourselves to be validated.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in July 2018 (CPI) & +6.1 y/y in July 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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