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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 Richard Poplak.]

In the month since of a spate of violence aimed at foreign shopkeepers ripped through Gauteng, South Africans have, once again, been asking whether so-called “xenophobic violence” is on the verge of exploding. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) certainly thinks so, warning of “numerous and ongoing attacks on refugees and foreign nationals.” Richard Poplak visited Protea South to see how one Soweto location is dealing with a problem that refuses easy definitions.

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[Source: Daily Maverick by Marinanne Thamm.]

While the persistent rhetoric from President Jacob Zuma is that government is serious about tackling corruption, the reality is whistleblowers in this country risk their lives and face other dire consequences for doing so. The Open Democracy Advice Centre has documented the harrowing stories of ten South African whisteblowers in an attempt to highlight their experiences and identify key policy and legislative changes necessary to create a safe and just environment for these citizen heroes.

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[Source: SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste.]

Südafrikas Tourismusminister Derek Hanekom wirbt überall wo er sich aufhält, im In- und Ausland, für Südafrika als Reiseziel. Sein Terminkalender ist voll und ein Meeting jagt das nächste. Nach einem langen Arbeitstag will man da einfach nur schnell nach Hause, um ein wenig schlafen zu können. Doch ein bewaffneter Raubüberfall machte Hanekom einen Strich durch die Rechnung. Wie südafrikanische Medien berichten, attackierten mehrere unbekannte Personen das Dienstfahrzeug des Ministers. Durch das schnelle und entschlossene Eingreifen seines Bodyguards konnte der mutmaßliche Raubüberfall erfolgreich abgewehrt werden. Die Hintergründe bleiben unklar. Read more

[Source:  Business Day Live by Gareth van Onselen.]

The 2015-16 budget (Estimates of National Expenditure 2015 pdf), presented by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to Parliament last week sets aside a combined R2bn for VIP Protection Services and Static and Mobile Security units. The two units are responsible for protecting the president, national and provincial executives, as well as other dignitaries. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.4% y/y in April 2019 (CPI) & +6.5 y/y in April 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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