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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Decreasing investment protection

[Source: The Economist.]

Signed into law by Nelson Mandela in 1996, South Africa’s constitution is one of the world’s great liberal documents. It enshrines the basic rights of all South Africans to equality before the law, regardless of race, gender or sexuality. It insists on citizens’ rights to education, health care and shelter. Mandela said that it showed, “We are at last maturing to become a normal society.” Read more

[Source: Politicsweb by Terence Corrigan.]

Big things can have imperceptible beginnings. Sometimes the most profound changes are rung in not by announcements from the presidential palace, but by the signature-and-stamp of a civil servant whose name may be unknown outside his office. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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