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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Emerging Trends

SAM Judge[Source: http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21613352-silk-gowns-red-berets-and-struggle-independent-courts-court-battles.]

IT WAS an incident that seemed scripted for caricature. Earlier this month Dali Mpofu, a red-beret-sporting lawyer and member of South Africa’s socialist political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), had a public argument with Cyril Ramaphosa, the country’s deputy president and leading light in the ruling African National Congress (ANC), over his right to wear a silk gown. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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