[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
A video showing a Nigerian man being brutally attacked by uniformed police in South Africa has sparked public outrage.
The footage, which was posted to social media, led to the suspension and arrest of two police officers and prompted a heated discussion about South Africa’s attitudes towards immigrants. Read more
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
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
[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
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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