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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Economy

WW 14 Pieter -Ry[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/10/14/letter-from-london-our-range-of-skills-sets-will-be-sas-saving-grace by Marvin Meintjies.]

South Africa has to play to its strengths and steer away from the negativity. That was the considered view of Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, expressed on the sidelines of the Financial Times Africa Summit in London last week.

It’s good advice.  But how do we do that when every new day brings a new revelation about historic or new corruption allegations? Read more

SAM Anthea Jeffery[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-10-14-op-ed-south-african-policy-trajectory-risks-venezuela-style-economic-decline/#.VEDtVpUcTIV by Anthea Jeffery.]

The current trajectory of policy thinking in South Africa could in time trigger a Venezuelan-style economic collapse, according to a policy paper published earlier this week by the Institute for Race Relations. 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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