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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


[Source: Daily Maverick by Ed Stoddard.]

South Africa dodged a recession in the second quarter of 2019, but the economy may be in the throes of one now. Data for the third quarter is generally bleak and suggests the economy contracted over that period. This means that if growth did not start rebounding last month, the economy could well be in recession mode now. Read more

[Source: BizNews by Anthea Jeffery.]

A parliamentary ad hoc committee is pushing ahead with the drafting of a bill to amend Section 25 (the property clause) and allow expropriation without compensation (EWC). The committee has developed two possible options for the wording of this amendment bill, and is considering a third proposal for which the EFF is pushing strongly. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.1% y/y in September 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in September 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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