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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 M&G[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-25-editorial-service-delivery-hit-by-dg-circus/.]

Directors general are very well paid, and for good reason. For a salary of about R1.7-million a year they head the departments that are the supposed engine rooms of the state.  Their job is to ensure that our tax rands go towards vital social services such as water, electricity, education, health and social grants. They act as the policy implementers and accounting officers in all spheres of government. Read more

low section view of three people walking[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-25-a-tale-of-two-directors-general by Verashni Pillay.]

Lindi Johnson* had a good run as a director general. She worked for 10 years under a minister who trusted her and, when her contract came to an end, she decided to move on.  “I had to make a decision whether I wanted to be a public servant for the rest of my life or have a chance at an alternative career,” she said.  “I had a very good run. I didn’t have the energy to start learning how to work with a new minister.” Read more

SAM Putin[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-25-jzs-secrete-nuke-stich-up?ars+ by Qaanitah Hunter & Lionel Faull.]

President Jacob Zuma personally negotiated a nuclear deal with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, say highly placed government and ANC sources. This ensured that the intergovernmental agreement announced with fanfare this week took all but his most trusted and intimate inner circle by surprise. Read more

SAM Dalai[Source: http://www.afp.com/en/news/six-nobel-laureates-boycott-summit-over-dalai-lama-visa.]

Six Nobel peace laureates will boycott a global summit in South Africa next month after the government refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

South Africa denied Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader permission to attend the summit to avoid angering China, which regards the Buddhist monk as a campaigner for Tibetan independence. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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