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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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Some recent business bills pander to populists, deterring foreign investors.

AS THE elections on May 7th draw closer, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) seems increasingly troubled by a challenge on its left flank from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) led by Julius Malema, a former head of the ANC’s Youth League, who wants to nationalise white businesses and farms without compensation. The ANC is sure to win the election. But fear of losing votes to the EFF has had a worrying effect on recent legislation related to business. Read more

SAM Fear 2[Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201404040825.html by Tariro Washinyira.]

GroundUp reporter, Tariro Washyinyira, asked immigrants what they thought of the South African elections. Some did not want to say anything, but others gave fascinating perspectives. The views expressed by the people Washinyira interviewed, some of which are racist, obviously do not reflect of those of GroundUp or Washinyira. Read more

SAM Spooks[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-04-03-spooked-by-zumas-spies by Phillip de Wet.]

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says it is “absolutely out of order” that intelligence agents are vetting ANC MPs.

For the past year, an ­intelligence operation involving former spies has been working out of the 11th floor of the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House [see picture – Mail & Guardian]. Read more

SAM Zuma 2[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-04-02-goodbye-democracy-so-long-accountability-hello-zumocracy/#.U0GUwrmKDIV by Ranjeni Munusamy.]

It was no big surprise that President Jacob Zuma chose not to respond in detail to the serious findings Public Protector Thuli Madonsela made against him and his government relating to the security upgrades at his Nkandla residence. He kicked the matter into touch, meaning that a few months down the line he will revert to it (and perhaps create further obfuscation). Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in June 2018 (CPI) & +4.6 y/y in May 2018 (PPI)
294.84 in USD BIllion (December 2017)
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