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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.



SAM Vlag[Source: by John Kane-Berman.]

Apartheid depravities are no excuse for current corruption.  One reason why financial corruption under African National Congress (ANC) rule has become systemic is that it was not strangled at birth. And we won’t stop it by deploying the red herring that current problems are merely hangovers from the apartheid past, as some commentators do.  Read more


Some recent business bills pander to populists, deterring foreign investors.

AS THE elections on May 7th draw closer, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) seems increasingly troubled by a challenge on its left flank from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) led by Julius Malema, a former head of the ANC’s Youth League, who wants to nationalise white businesses and farms without compensation. The ANC is sure to win the election. But fear of losing votes to the EFF has had a worrying effect on recent legislation related to business. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.6% y/y in February 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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