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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: Business Day Live by Gavin Keeton.]

Unemployment in SA rose to 26.4% in the first quarter of this year, according to recent statistics. This means that 5.5-million South Africans were looking for jobs without success.

If we add to this the 2.4-million “discouraged” workers who have given up looking for jobs that don’t exist, unemployment rises to 37.8%. Read more

[Source: Business Day Live – Editorial.]

Of SA’s three sovereign credit ratings, the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) is the worst, but the Fitch rating was the one considered to be most immediately at risk. That makes Friday night’s decision by Fitch to affirm its current rating a relief. But far from being a cause for complacency, it needs to be seen as a call to urgent action. Read more

[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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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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