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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Declining democracy

[Source: ISS Africa by Peter Fabritius.]

South Africa’s secret service, the State Security Agency (SSA), has been caught with its pants down (to the great amusement of the South African public) by a flood of revelations about its clandestine activities revealed in the ‘spy cables’ – the reports from its own agents and those of several foreign secret services, leaked to the network Al Jazeera and other media groups. 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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