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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 Marianne Thamm.]

While South Africa’s Constitution is one of the most studied and popularised documents within international civil society, the majority of South Africans themselves have little or no knowledge of the supreme law of the land. And while civil society in South Africa has had a “rollercoaster relationship” with the Constitution, there is a gap between its written promises and the lived reality of the majority. More startlingly, a new study on the role of civil society and the Constitution in post-Apartheid South Africa has also found government is “misrepresenting” the Constitution to avoid democratic oversight.

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[Source: Business Day Live by Paul Hoffman.]

The executive branch of the government has allowed fugitive President Omar al-Bashir to flee via Air Force Base Waterkloof. Now the country finds itself in the invidious position of running with the hare (by supporting Bashir in the face of a court order interdicting his departure) and hunting with the hounds who seek his arrest on grave charges, including crimes against humanity. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Ranjeni Munusamy.]

It started off as a tweet from Zwelinzima Vavi, asking if people would be willing to march to Union Buildings in support of the Public Protector. Now eight trade unions and 29 civil society organisations have come together to build an alliance against corruption and for social justice. This campaign is to culminate in a mass march in Pretoria in August against Nkandla, e-tolls, golden handshakes, Eskom, looting of the state coffers, lack of accountability and public officials still holding positions after being implicated in corruption – basically everything South Africans complain about. It’s a mass call to action by civil society against corruption, and while it is an apolitical initiative, who knows what this can grow into?

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in September 2018 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in September 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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