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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Emerging Trends

[Source: ISS Today by Andrew Faull.]

Does hiring more police reduce crime? Not necessarily. What about rapidly responding to calls for assistance? Nope. Random, visible patrol? I’m afraid not. Being tough on ‘criminals’? Likely to make things worse. And yet these are some of the things South Africans desire, and what police strive to deliver in response to the country’s chronic violent crime. Read more

[Source: The New York Times by the Editorial Board.]

Cyril Ramaphosa, who retained South Africa’s presidency in national elections last week, faces a serious quandary. His party, the African National Congress — the party of Nelson Mandela, which has governed the country since the end of apartheid — has become profoundly corrupt, as any party would after 25 years of unchallenged power. 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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