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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Presidential succession

[Source: Daily Maverick by Ismail Lagardien.]

Incumbents generally have quite distinct privileges during elections. The most important among these are recognition, access to campaign finance, resources of the state used (indirectly) to strengthen visibility and voice, and experience or institutional memory. Together these amount to a structural advantage that incumbents have over challengers. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in October 2018 (CPI) & +6.9 y/y in October 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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