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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 Marikana MG 2[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-03-27-marikana-commission-a-cop-who-stands-for-truth-and-accountability/#.UzRtdLmKDIV by Greg Nicolson & Thapelo Lekgowa.]

It’s hard to imagine a story that could snatch headlines from Oscar Pistorius and Nkandla, but Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak has put the Marikana massacre back on the front page. The air-wing commander had a bird’s eye view of the events and having broken ranks with the top brass, he’s now flying solo. The dissident cop describes a Marikana operation of incompetence, brutality and cover-ups that reach the highest levels of South African policing. Read more

SAM Shell House[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-03-27-the-truth-elusive-shell-house-massacre-20-years-later/#.UzVDc4waySN by Greg Marinovich.]

That seminal year of 1994 leaps into the mind’s eye like it were just yesterday, yet infants born that year have since mysteriously developed into voting adults. GREG MARINOVICH looks back at Shell House, a massacre of Inkatha Freedom Party loyalists in the run-up to the elections that could have forever altered South Africa’s future. Read more

SANDF soldiers parade on the streets near the Union Buildings, where the body of Nelson Mandela will lie in state, in Pretoria[Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/25/us-safrica-defence-exclusive-idUSBREA2O10U20140325 by Wendell Roelf]

(Reuters) – South Africa’s cash-strapped armed forces are in a “critical state of decline” that will take at least a decade to fix even with urgent action, according to a military strategy review seen by Reuters.  It said “neglect” of defense capability could impact everything from border security to trade and constrain Pretoria’s continental peace-keeping and diplomatic ambitions. Read more

SAM Vote 2[Source:  http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-03-25-analysis-nkandla-signifies-our-disenfranchisement/#.UzXJH7mKDIU by Raymond Suttner.]

The public is justifiably outraged at the expenditure on the private home of president Jacob Zuma. It was with some generosity that the Public Protector concluded that he had not intentionally misled Parliament. If we assume this finding was correct, then it nevertheless illustrates a degree of detachment that the president has from what is happening around him, especially where he is being enriched. And, sadly, in expecting few personal repercussions, he may well be right. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.5% y/y in April 2018 (CPI) & +4.4 y/y in April 2018 (PPI)
294.84 in USD BIllion (December 2017)
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