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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.
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 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.

SAM Numsa 2[Source: http://www.polity.org.za/article/numsa-strike-talks-to-go-back-to-bargaining-council-other-sectors-feel-impact-2014-07-16 by Natasha Odendaal.]

Talks to end the three-week strike in the metals and engineering sector will resume this week through formal bargaining council structures after the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) was unable to secure a wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa (Numsa). Read more

SAM Hong Kong[Source: http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2014/07/16/warning-signs-hong-kong-south-africa by Ufrieda Ho.]

It’s busy and noisy in the fast food joint not far from the old Hong Kong airport where Mak Yin-ting is sipping a cold red bean drink at a corner table. The noise doesn’t bother the journalist, who’s also head of the Hong Kong Journalism Association (HKJA), but the stranger at the next table leaning too far back in his seat, as if straining to hear what she’s saying, does. Read more

SAM Xhosa[Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/eastern-cape-35-boys-die-initiation-ceremonies-due-circumcision-malpractice-1456960 by Ludovica Iaccino.]

At least 35 young men have died since the beginning of the winter initiation season in Eastern Cape, South Africa, due to circumcision malpractice.  Circumcision is practiced by members of the Xhosa tribe, which consider the genital mutilation as a rite of passage – commonly referred to as ‘Ukwaluka’ or ‘going to the mountain’ – from childhood to manhood.  Read more

SAM ISS[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/publications/south-african-crime-quarterly/south-african-crime-quarterly-48 by Chandré Gould (Editor).]  Click here to read the report.

Two decades on from 1994 seems an appropriate time to take stock of what has been achieved and where we have fallen short of our own expectations, and identify what remains to be done in South Africa. But perhaps it is also an appropriate moment to take stock of how we remember and represent our past and how the metanarratives, particularly about apartheid and opposition to apartheid, inform and overshadow our present and future. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.6% y/y in June 2018 (CPI) & +5.9 y/y in June 2018 (PPI)
294.84 in USD BIllion (December 2017)
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