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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Decreasing investment protection

100_2982[Source: http://www.polity.org.za/article/south-africa-to-call-for-15-year-agoa-extension-at-upcoming-washington-gathering-2014-07-28 by Terence Creamer.]

South Africa will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, which will also encompass the 2014 edition of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Forum, to appeal for a 15-year extension of the nonreciprocal trade arrangement, as well as South Africa’s ongoing inclusion as a beneficiary. Read more

SAM Mbeki[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-07-18-commissions-task-teams-and-the-state-of-sa/#.U8k9K7mKDIU by Ranjeni Munusamy.]

It is not an everyday occurrence for a person with the title “President” prefixed to their name to appear before a court or government inquiry. Nelson Mandela has so far been the only sitting head of state to testify in court. On Thursday, former President Thabo Mbeki appeared before the judicial commission of inquiry investigating the arms deal. In years to come, perhaps other incumbents might face a similar fate. Read more

SAM Hlubi[Source: http://www.rapport.co.za/Nuus/Nuus/Konings-sit-vas-oor-grond-20140712 by Paddy Harper – translated.]

The struggle for ownership of Durban and Pietermaritzburg has degenerated into a conflict between kings, for the King of the Hlubi nation is adamant: They [= the Hlubi] had never been defeated by Shaka [= Zulu king] and therefore they will not be defeated by a giant land claim either. Read more

SAM Ford 2[Source: http://www.heraldlive.co.za/numsa-tells-motor-companies-go-ahead-and-leave/ by Allan Williams & Mkhululi Ndamase.]

FORD SA was yesterday revealed as the American motor industry giant which has threatened to close its operations due to the unstable labour environment in the country, according to an employers’ organisation.  The source of the warning was revealed just hours after Numsa national treasurer Mphumzi Maqungo said at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, that the union had told major German manufacturer BMW it could pull out of the country if it wanted to. 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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