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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 bullet[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/12/05/tweet-of-the-week-a-culture-of-political-violence-and-death by Gareth van Onselen.]

On 5 December 2014, Gareth van ONselen awarded his “Tweet of the Week” award to @Sompisi3? for:

“To learn that there was a plan being hatched to kill North West premier doesn’t come as a surprise in a party ruled by thugs”. Read more

SAM betoog[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/politicians-not-the-police-must-solve-public-dissatisfaction-in-south-africa by Johan Burger.]

There is something tragic about the approach by some in the South African government to the challenge of public dissatisfaction and community protest. Tragic, because it fails to recognise that protest action is not purely criminal or irrational, but about issues of real or perceived neglect and deprivation. Read more

SAM Zuma 8[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-12-04-zuma-muzzles-the-youth-league-and-malemas-cronies by Matuma Letsoalo.]

The ANC downgraded the ANC Youth League’s elective conference to a consultative forum not just to prevent it from descending into chaos, but also to ensure that President Jacob Zuma’s position in the ANC and the government remains secure before the party’s national general council next year. Read more

SAM Justice[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2014-12-03-chief-justice-mogoeng-and-the-unbelievable-resistance-from-the-executive-to-judicial-independence/#.VIV6Q5UcTIU by Brad Cibane.]

Over the past 20 years of democracy, Chief Justice Mogoeng and his predecessors, as well as his colleagues on the bench, have pursued an aggressive transformation agenda to improve the face of the Judiciary. Although not perfect, the Judiciary now has better race and gender representation.  ‘We have done several things to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system,’ said the Chief Justice in his keynote address at the University of South Africa on 25 November 2014. But it seems the efforts have hit a snag. Read more

SAM Parliament 3[Source: http://www.polity.org.za/article/trust-in-political-leaders-drops-report-2014-12-03 by SAPA.]

Less than half South Africa’s citizens have trust in national leaders and Parliament, according to the 2014 SA Reconciliation Barometer released on Wednesday.

In 2003, 54.5% of people agreed in a survey that national leaders could be trusted and 61.6% agreed they could trust Parliament.  By 2013, trust levels had decreased to 48.3% and 48.9% respectively. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in August 2018 (CPI) & +6.3 y/y in August 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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