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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 Stephen Grootes.]

The Presidency has now confirmed that the National Prosecuting Authority, once again, is without a permanent head. Mxolisi Nxasana is now leaving, after “reaching a settlement” with the Presidency. His predecessor, Menzi Simelani, of course should never have been appointed in the first place, as he was not “fit and proper” for the position. Nxasana himself is leaving after President Jacob Zuma started, but then cancelled, an inquiry into whether he was fit for office. This final decision tell us many things about the NPA, confirms once again many suspicions about Zuma, and suggests, again, that Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba is protected by the highest person in the land. In one sentence, down the rabbit hole we go, deeper and deeper.

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[Source: Daily Maverick by Rebecca Davis.]

The SAPS has been indicating for some time that they intend to seriously beef up the police force’s public order policing capacities. In September 2014, SAPS top brass appeared before Parliament’s police committee and announced that the ongoing “upsurge against state authority” required urgent “additional interventions”. Read more

[Source: BBC by Andrew Harding.]

The offence itself was bad enough – an orgy of overspending by obsequious officials and conniving contractors who managed to spend 246m rand ($21.7m, £14.3m) of public money lavishly upgrading South African President Jacob’s Zuma’s private homestead, Nkandla.

That is nearly 10 times what taxpayers spent on Nelson Mandela’s two homes, and 20 times what it cost to secure Thabo Mbeki’s house. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in December 2018 (CPI) & +5.2 y/y in December 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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