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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


SAM Cees[Source: by Cees Bruggemans.]

South African economist Cees Bruggemans has a refreshing way with words, in particular when he uses them to demystify complex economic concepts. In this article, Bruggemans explores the idea of “strangulation economics”. It is a concept that can be applied to South Africa, but also more broadly in the world, he reckons. He covers a range of countries that are guilty of strangulation economics in this long, but interesting, essay. – JC

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4% y/y in July 2019 (CPI) & +4.9 y/y in July 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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