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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

???????????????????????????????[This paper was delivered on 10 December 2014 at the launch of South African Monitor’s Year-end Report of 2014.  Read more about the author, Prof Koos Malan, here.]

States like individuals have the propensity for misrepresenting themselves favourably, putting up a beautiful face to the outside world, which falsely reflects their true character. This is particularly true also for the shiny post 1994 (post-apartheid) façade of South Africa.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in June 2019 (CPI) & +5.8 y/y in June 2019 (PPI)
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