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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.

1188[Source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Dissolve-Seriti-Commission-critics-20140828 from SAPA.]

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal must be dissolved, critic and former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein said on Thursday.  “We are distraught that the commission… has indicated that it will be yet another exercise that fails to take the opportunity to fully investigate the arms deal, without fear or favour, once and for all,” he told reporters in Pretoria. Read more

SAM FW 5[Source: http://www.fwdeklerk.org/index.php/en/latest/news/298-speech-the-evolution-of-property-rights-since-1994.  Speech by former President FW de Klerk.]

We believe that it is essential that there should be an open exchange of views on the crucial questions of land reform and property rights. It is essential that there should be no misunderstanding on property rights because of their central importance for future investment and economic growth on the one hand, and intergroup relations on the other. Read more

SAM Nyala[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-08-26-rule-by-nyala-how-the-security-cluster-hopes-to-control-south-africa/#.U_2qOJUcTIV by Richard Poplak. Photo: Police Greg Marinovich.]

Last week, Julius Malema’s EFF wanted President Zuma to #PayBackTheMoney for his Nkandla renovations, and all was chaos. This week, the ANC have responded by ensuring that the security cluster has an “overall kind of contingency plan” to deal with outbursts in the National Assembly. Will opposition members of Parliament be waterboarded every time they mention the president’s homestead? Will Mmusi Maimane be dumped from an Apache chopper into the Indian Ocean? What is certain is that the ANC has decided to answer questions in Parliament with heavy weaponry. Welcome to the beginning of the beginning of a police state. Read more

SAM Marikana[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/08/26/anc-ignored-cultural-codes-at-marikana by Nomalanga Mkhize.]

It is unimaginable that the shooting of mine workers by police at Marikana in August 2012 could have unfolded as it did had they been from KwaZulu-Natal. Consider the outcome of political instruction and police action in Marikana that saw dozens of bullet-riddled bodies being returned to KwaZulu-Natal villages for burial. No experienced politician would have risked it. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in July 2018 (CPI) & +6.1 y/y in July 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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