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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Economy

SAM Brooklynn[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/the-increasing-burden-of-crime-on-business-in-south-africa by Johan Burger.]

The official South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics for the 2013-14 financial year reflect the heavy burden crime places on business. The statistics show a 13,7% increase in robberies at business premises from the previous year, and an overall increase of 461% since 2004-05. Read more

100_3489[Source: http://www.dw.de/german-corporate-unease-in-south-africa/a-18078269 by Claus Stäcker.]

The visit to South Africa by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier began with a surprise. When his plane landed at the Waterkloof military air base, there was no police escort waiting for him. This is a courtesy normally extended to every visiting politician. A breach of protocol! An act of negligence, or an indication that South Africa doesn’t take Germany seriously any more as a partner, because China and the other BRICS nations (that’s Brazil, Russia and India) appear more important? Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in May 2019 (CPI) & +6.4 y/y in May 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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