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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Moneyweb by Ciaran Ryan.]

Public servants are the new ‘labour elite’.

SA’s public sector wage bill now swallows nearly 35% of the budget and 14% of GDP. Not only is this way out of line with other emerging economies, it is extreme by virtually any measure – including developed economies.

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.7% y/y in December 2017 (CPI) & +5.2% y/y in December 2017 (PPI)
2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2017
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