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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.

H/Skool Ermelo Protest Action[Source: http://www.iol.co.za/news/afrikaans-is-excluded-in-society-1.1652636#.UyWwo7mKDIV by Andries Visagie.]

One of the surprise findings of the 2011 census was that the number of mother tongue speakers of Afrikaans has increased by no fewer than 800 000 individuals since the previous census. Afrikaans seems to be thriving as the third largest mother tongue spoken in South Africa and as a popular language of communication in Namibia. Read more

SAM Frans Cronje[Source: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71619?oid=547431&sn=Detail&pid=71616 by Frans Cronje, SAIRR.]

Violent anti-government protest action in South Africa has increased dramatically in recent months. So much so that business, diplomatic, and government leaders are repeatedly asking the IRR what the demonstrations mean for the country’s future. Read more

376[Source: http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/mixed-feelings-over-land-bills-impact-1.1649005#.UyaW0LmKDIV by Warda Meyer.]

Two bills before Parliament mean South Africans could face Zimbabwean-style land grabs, with both agricultural and private property ownership being put at risk, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.  But the claims were poo-pooed by the government, AgriSA and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (Plaas).  Read more

Gavel 3[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-02-13-judiciary-calls-for-balance-between-independence-and-accountability.]

Many members of the judiciary are uneasy about the draft Superior Courts Act norms and standards that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has prepared.  Mogoeng has been an energetic leader of the judiciary since his appointment to the apex of the institution. He has relentlessly pursued the objective of ensuring that access to speedy and efficient justice for all is honoured in practice and not restricted to empty proclamations about it. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.7% y/y in December 2017 (CPI) & +5.2% y/y in December 2017 (PPI)
2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2017
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