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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

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[Source: Daily Maverick by Ismail Lagardien.]

With the election eight weeks away, the EFF appears to have made something of a pincer movement on the ANC. They have prodded the ANC on policy, and made it more inviting for disaffected ANC members to join their ranks. In the meantime, the ANC seem to have caved in to two of the EFF’s main policy demands – that the Constitution be changed to effect land expropriation with compensation, and that the South African Reserve Bank be nationalised. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.6% y/y in November 2019 (CPI) & +2.3 y/y in November 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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