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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Presidential succession

[Source: Daily Maverick by Carien du Plessis.]

Mpumalanga will play a bigger role than mere kingmaker at the ANC’s December conference as newly-released figures reveal that the province – which was the fifth biggest in 2012 – has massively grown and officially overtaken the Eastern Cape as the ANC’s second biggest stronghold. The embattled Western Cape has now officially shrunk to become the smallest.  Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Carien du Plessis.]

It was a good weekend for supporters of the ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa after his camp scored a major victory in the Eastern Cape. It was a not-so-good weekend for the ANC as a whole, however, as the blood that was spilt on the provincial conference floor attested. The “outside interests” blamed for this could be closer to the centre than is possible for the organisation to handle.  Read more

South Africa at a Glance
59 620 000 (mid 2020 estimate)
2.2% y/y in June 2020 (CPI) & +0.5 y/y in June 2020 (PPI)
-2.0% q/q (1st quarter of 2020)
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