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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Decreasing investment protection

[Source: Business Day by Karyn Maughan.]

Justice Edwin Cameron’s last ruling as a judge of the Constitutional Court was not just about ensuring that an estimated 11,000 labour tenant farmers may finally have their two-decade-old land claims processed, it is yet another glaring mark on the government’s failure to make land reform a reality for poor black farmers. Read more

[Source: Politicsweb by John Kane-Berman.]

“Land panel affirms property rights,” declared Business Day last week on its story about the Final Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture. This positive spin was echoed by other newspapers, among them the London Financial Times. Is their interpretation justified? Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.7% y/y in October 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in September 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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