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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.

SAM Xeno IOL[Source: http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/govt-failing-somali-refugees-amnesty-1.1702720#.U5tWP7mKDIV.]

Johannesburg – Government and police are not doing enough to protect Somali refugees, rights organisation Amnesty International said on Thursday.

“Six years after the large-scale xenophobic violence of 2008, it  is inexcusable that South African authorities have yet to address this problem,” regional director for Southern Africa Deprose Muchena said in a statement. Read more

SAM Shabaab[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-06-12-al-shabaab-how-much-of-a-threat-to-south-africa/ by Ryan Cummings.]

The time is ripe to consider growing evidence of an entrenched al-Shabaab presence within South Africa. And the evidence is plentiful. It is not only on foreign shores that al-Shabaab’s linkages to South Africa have been made explicit. But how credible is the al-Shabaab threat to South Africa and, more importantly, are we at risk of an imminent attack? Read more

SAM ANC poster 2014[Source: http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/06/south-africa/ by Christi van der Westhuizen.]

Rumours in the run-up to South Africa’s fifth democratic election that a “ministry of propaganda” was planned, have come to fruition as the formation of a new “ministry of communication” has been announced. The reasons for this development could be found in the results of the 8 May national and provincial elections, which returned the African National Congress (ANC) to power but, as predicted by the party’s own research, with a reduced majority – from 65.9% to 62.1%. Read more

SAM SAM 1[Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-10/south-africa-s-economic-growth-forecast-cut-by-world-bank-to-2-.html by Rene Vollgraaff.]

The World Bank cut South Africa’s economic growth forecast for this year to 2 percent as a 20-week strike that’s shut the nation’s platinum mines disrupts output.  “Tight monetary policy combined with labor strikes and deficient electricity supply will keep growth subdued in South Africa,” the Washington-based lender said in its Global Economic Prospects report released today. In January, the World Bank projected expansion of 2.7 percent. Read more

SAM JSE.jpg[Source: http://www.iol.co.za/business/opinion/sa-laws-will-unnerve-investors-block-fdi-1.1700899#.U5cBt7mKDIU by Carol O’Brien.]

The Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill is of grave concern to foreign investors. Foreign investment is one of the most crucial mechanisms for South Africa to spur economic growth, but multinationals need a stable and predictable policy environment. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.2% y/y in November 2018 (CPI) & +6.8 y/y in November 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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