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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Economy

SAM Xmas[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-12-17-africa-check-do-crime-levels-spike-in-south-africa-over-the-festive-season/#.VJPL9DABg by Lizette Lancaster.]

Violent crimes that South Africans fear most like murder, attempted murder and robbery have increased dramatically over the past two years. And the bad news is that cases of armed robberies, burglaries, murder, attempted murder and serious assault tend to increase markedly over the festive season. Read more

SAM John K-B[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/12/15/growing-attacks-on-bee-are-good-news-for-the-born-frees by John Kane-Berman.]

SA’s youthful democracy comes of age next year. About half our population of about 54-million will then be made up of “born-frees”, people born after 1994 and therefore too young to remember anything about apartheid. 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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