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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


393[Source: by Richard Poplak.]

Since the EFF entered Parliament, the Expropriation Without Compensation debate has hit a pitch unprecedented since the fall of Apartheid. But does the ANC already have the radicals beat, and are we already well on our way to nationalisation? Richard Poplak considers the ins and outs. Read more

 WW Kers Rugby[Source: by ESPN staff.]

The ongoing issues over quotas in South African rugby has again surfaced with a report that a complaint is being filed with the IRB over plans by the government to re-introduce such a system. In April, Fikile Mbalula, the country’s sports minister, had demanded the immediate implementation of proposals which would have meant all teams had to have at least 60% black or coloured players. He said any organisation refusing to fall into line would have all central funding withdrawn and could be prevented from taking part in international competitions. He subsequently delayed the implementation after meeting representatives of various sporting groups. Read more

SAM Strike[Source:]

The end of South Africa’s longest strike will provide respite for its troubled platinum sector, but the stranglehold unions have over a flatlining economy has not loosened and more industrial action is looming.  The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) signed a wage deal on Tuesday with Lonmin , Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum to end a five-month stoppage that dragged Africa’s most developed economy into contraction. 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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