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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.

Man with Stack of Paperwork at the Office[Source: http://today.moneyweb.co.za/article.php?id=779528&cid=2014-09-29#.VCjjw5UcTIU by Antoinette Slabbert.]

Direct marketing relies heavily on the Post Office for deliveries of letters, catalogues and parcels to targeted end-users and it is seriously impacted by the on-going Post Office strike, says Alastair Tempest, Chief Operating Officer of the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa. Read more

SAM Kernkrag 2[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/09/26/tweet-of-the-week-radioactive-governance by Gareth van Onselen.]

WELCOME to Tweet of the Week. Every Friday, I use this column to hand out an award to one person who has tweeted something of significance. There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. Read more

SAM M&G[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-25-editorial-service-delivery-hit-by-dg-circus/.]

Directors general are very well paid, and for good reason. For a salary of about R1.7-million a year they head the departments that are the supposed engine rooms of the state.  Their job is to ensure that our tax rands go towards vital social services such as water, electricity, education, health and social grants. They act as the policy implementers and accounting officers in all spheres of government. Read more

low section view of three people walking[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-25-a-tale-of-two-directors-general by Verashni Pillay.]

Lindi Johnson* had a good run as a director general. She worked for 10 years under a minister who trusted her and, when her contract came to an end, she decided to move on.  “I had to make a decision whether I wanted to be a public servant for the rest of my life or have a chance at an alternative career,” she said.  “I had a very good run. I didn’t have the energy to start learning how to work with a new minister.” Read more

SAM Putin[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-25-jzs-secrete-nuke-stich-up?ars+ by Qaanitah Hunter & Lionel Faull.]

President Jacob Zuma personally negotiated a nuclear deal with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, say highly placed government and ANC sources. This ensured that the intergovernmental agreement announced with fanfare this week took all but his most trusted and intimate inner circle by surprise. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.5% y/y in April 2018 (CPI) & +4.4 y/y in April 2018 (PPI)
294.84 in USD BIllion (December 2017)
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