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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Huffington Post by Michael Morris.]

“South Africa, State of the Nation in 2018: Prognosis for Reform”, the latest report from the centre for risk analysis at the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR), is a timely analysis of the fundamental steps that will be needed to convert the country’s newfound optimism at the ascendancy of Cyril Ramaphosa into the substantive and measurable gains South Africa so desperately needs.

Written by scenario planner and IRR chief executive Frans Cronje, this comprehensive assessment of the challenges facing the government acknowledges that the country has an opportunity to realise conditions “in which a reformed ruling party will introduce reforms to restore the rule of law and position South Africa as a competitive investment destination”.

Carried through, this would herald a rise in the economic growth rate, a reduction in joblessness and a resumption of the socioeconomic gains of the first years of democracy.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in December 2018 (CPI) & +5.2 y/y in December 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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