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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Property rights

SAM Solidarity[Source: www.solidarity.co.za by Piet le Roux.]

The ANC shouldn’t be under the impression that they would really improve the economic position of their supporters by reducing the property rights of others. This is the position of the Solidarity Movement after the ANC National Executive Committee’s latest decisions on land ownership have become public. Read more

SAM Mine[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2015/01/29/support-for-flawed-mining-bill-is-driven-by-fear-not-respect by Anthea Jeffery.]

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill of 2013 has been sent back to Parliament for more consultation and possibly extensive change. The bill was so damaging to an already struggling mining sector that the industry was widely expected to welcome a rethink. Instead, the Chamber of Mines has expressed dismay at the delay in the bill’s adoption. Though this response seems surprising, the chamber has reason to fear that a new bill may be even worse. Read more

584[Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/opinion/south-africas-land-inequity.html?_r=1 by Bernadette Atuahene And Alfred L. Brophy.]

Friday marks the 150th anniversary of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s famous field order to confiscate 400,000 acres of land from former slave-owners and distribute it to former slaves — the promise of 40 acres and mule that we so often hear about. 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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