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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.
The South African Monitor Report of April 2019 is available here.
The South African Monitor Report of April 2019 is available here.
The South African Monitor Report of April 2019 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 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.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Anton Harber.]

Media ownership, control and influence is a contested space in a democracy, and so it should be. In the case of South Africa, recent developments are of particular interest: the ANC has put away the big stick, and is now using state resources, patronage and state power to reshape the media to its liking. The result has become dramatically visible in recent months, with a tangible diminishing of the space for critical, independent, accountability journalism. This new approach was crafty, insidious and more effective.

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[Source: Business Day Live by Ola Bello and Ross Harvey.  Photo: Reuters.]

On January 26, President Jacob Zuma provided reasons for referring the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill (MPRD-AB 2014) back to Parliament. The bill had been shepherded through Parliament shortly before the 2014 national elections, and has been on the president’s desk since then. Commendably, the president cited some crucial problems with the bill as rationale for sending it back to the National Assembly. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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