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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Emerging Trends

100_2984[Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26558964 by Anne-Marie Tomchak.]

Nigeria has protested to South Africa about a “merciless attack” by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town, its foreign ministry has said.

An amateur video on social media sites purportedly shows the man being stripped, assaulted and handcuffed by policemen and security guards. Read more

SAM Anthea Jeffery[Source: http://www.sairr.org.za/sairr-today-1/Liberty%20-%20A%20New%20Expropriation%20Bill%20by%20Another%20Name%20-%2025%20Feb%202014.pdf by Dr Anthea Jeffery.]

Media coverage of the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013 (the Investment Bill) has focused on its role in replacing South Africa’s bilateral investment treaties with various European states. Representatives of these countries have broken their usual diplomatic silence to warn against the reduced protection it gives investors from their states. However, the true significance of the Bill goes very much beyond this. Read more

SAM Refiloe[Source: http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/xenophobic-violence-rocks-south-africa-again-attack-on-somali-and-pakistani-shops.47089/.]

Africa– Tension remains sky-high in Pretoria’s Refiloe township in South Africa on Thursday following an outbreak of xenophobic violence which has seen Somali and Pakistani shop owners fleeing the area.  It was reported that heavily-armed police moved into the area east of the capital city to escort the foreigners following a violent protest. Read more

SAM Frans Cronje[Source: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71619?oid=547431&sn=Detail&pid=71616 by Frans Cronje, SAIRR.]

Violent anti-government protest action in South Africa has increased dramatically in recent months. So much so that business, diplomatic, and government leaders are repeatedly asking the IRR what the demonstrations mean for the country’s future. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.2% y/y in November 2018 (CPI) & +6.8 y/y in November 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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