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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.

SAM Thuli_Madonsela

[Source: http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33113:iss-why-is-corruption-getting-worse-in-south-africa&catid=54:Governance&Itemid=118 by Gareth Newham, Head of the Governance, Crime and Justice Division, ISS Pretoria]

As the world remembers the passing of global icon Nelson Mandela, the fact that he was a man of principle is a clear element of his success as a leader and overall greatness.   He understood the vital importance of the constitutional principles of accountability and the rule of law. Read more

 

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[Source: http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21591643-nelson-mandela-set-standard-his-successors-have-struggled-match]

AS THE days passed and the news sunk in that Nelson Mandela, the country’s first black president, had died peacefully at his home in Houghton, a pleasant suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa reacted at first with sadness but quickly shifted to celebrating an extraordinary life. People congregated through the night outside Mr Mandela’s home, as well as at his former residence in Soweto, an urban sprawl a half-hour’s drive away. Some came to sing songs; others to light hundreds of candles in remembrance. Read more

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[Source: http://www.taxtalkblog.com/?p=10135 by Kay Schröder, Senior Counsel of the German Southern African Chamber of Commerce.]

In an attempt to overhaul its foreign investment protection regime, South Africa gave notice to cancel its Investment Protection Treaty with Germany, one of its most important trading partners. Subsequently, on 23 October 2013 the draft Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill (“the Bill”) was published for public comment. The Bill is set to replace various foreign investment treaties. Read more

SAM R W Johnson

[Source: http://standard.co.uk/comment/rw-johnson-in-south-africa-the-reality-is-debt-and-corruption-8994993.html by RW Johnson]

As we bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, his successors in the ANC have failed to govern a complex country.

Nelson Mandela used to joke that if he got to heaven his first move would be to join the local branch of the African National Congress there. For he was a devoted party man: the ANC was his life. It is perhaps just as well that he is no longer here to see what his party has become. Read more

Mandela

On behalf of all contributors to South African Monitor we would like to convey our condolences to the family of Nelson Mandela and all of those close to him.

In his speech upon his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela repeated: “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities.” He opened a window of opportunity for peaceful co-existence amongst South Africa’s citizens, in which mutual recognition and respect are promoted amongst all cultural communities. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4% y/y in February 2018 (CPI) & +4.2 y/y in February 2018 (PPI)
3,1% q/q for the 4th quarter of 2017
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