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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.

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[Source:  http://ewn.co.za/2014/01/30/OPINION-Alex-Eliseev-Limpopos-fierytale-the-people-vs-the-police by Alex Eliseev.]

On the day Robert McBride secured a nod in Parliament to lead police watchdog Ipid – and while more denials were heard by the Farlam Commission – news broke that officers in Limpopo shot dead two more protesters in a chaotic stand-off. This brings to eight the number of protesters killed this month alone. What will it take to make the police realise that their relationship with communities across South Africa is in a fiery tailspin. Read more

Renoster van Clips

[Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/18/world/africa/south-africa-record-rhinos-poached/]

Last week, a hunter stunned the world by paying $350,000 to kill a black rhino. The deal went went viral and brought death threats against the hunter.

And that was just people trying to protect one endangered rhino. Imagine more than 1,000.

That is how many poachers in South Africa killed last year, authorities said, a harrowing record for the nation with the world’s largest population of the animals. Read more

Aurora kruise 1

[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-01-17-north-west-protests-the-politics-of-failure/#.UtrRsppJzIV by Stephen Grootes.]

The demonstrations known as “service delivery protests” have become so commonplace in our fair republic that many news organisations don’t even bother covering them anymore. Nowadays, it takes a death or two for the country to sit up and take notice. But dig a little deeper, and it seems that there are actually structural reasons for the deaths of three people during protests over water this week in the North West’s Mothutlung, rather than somewhere else in the country. Read more

SAM Jong Mandela[Source: http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9116391/the-mandela-files/ by Rian Malan.]

A lost prison manuscript sheds new light on the president’s politics, smoothed over in ‘Long Walk to Freedom': This is a story about Nelson Mandela, and it begins on Robben Island in 1974. Prisoner number 466/64 is writing up his life story, working all night and sleeping all day.  Finished pages go to trusted comrades who write comments and queries in the margins. The text is then passed to one Laloo Chiba, who transcribes it in ‘microscopic’ letters on to sheets of paper which are later inserted into the binding of notebooks and carried off the island by Mac Maharaj when he is released in 1976. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
3.8% y/y in March 2018 (CPI) & +3.7 y/y in March 2018 (PPI)
294.84 in USD BIllion (December 2017)
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