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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: Der Tagesspiegel by Wolfgang Drechsler.]

Südafrika kann sich glücklich schätzen, dass es so dramatische Ereignisse wie das Erdbeben in Nepal oder das Flüchtlingsdrama im Mittelmeer gibt, die den Westen derzeit mehr beschäftigen als der schleichende Niedergang des einstigen afrikanischen Hoffnungsträgers. Längst ist die weltweite Bewunderung für das friedliche Ende der Apartheid und die von Nelson Mandela eingeschlagene Versöhnungspolitik tiefer Ernüchterung über den Werdegang des Landes gewichen. Fassungslos schaut die Welt auf die neuerlichen Gewaltexzesse gegen afrikanische Zuwanderer in den Townships um Durban und Johannesburg. Die jahrelang vom Westen bewunderte und gepriesene Rassenharmonie hat sich als trügerischer Versöhnungskitsch entpuppt.

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[Source: The Economist.]

After a spate of murderous attacks in Durban and Johannesburg on migrant workers from neighbouring countries, South Africa badly needs to improve its image on the continent. And at the level of gestures and rhetoric, it is trying to do exactly that. On a visit to Mozambique last month President Jacob Zuma apologised for the violence by a “small minority” of his compatriots which had cost the lives of three people from that country. Then he organised “Africa Day” celebrations in Pretoria, commemorating the creation of a precursor to the African Union (AU) in 1963. Meanwhile, the home-affairs department hastily devised a competition to showcase the merits of “outstanding migrants”; and on June 7th Johannesburg will host an AU summit, where much talk of transcontinental solidarity will doubtless be heard. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Greg Nicolson.]

In a proxy court case between the SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the Democratic Alliance, the parties agreed on Wednesday to send the matter to the Supreme Court of Appeal. But the Hlaudi’s case is just the opening act. The ruling on the powers of the Public Protector could determine not just whether President Jacob Zuma pays for the Nkandla upgrades, but the future of accountability.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.2% y/y in November 2018 (CPI) & +6.8 y/y in November 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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