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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


[Source: South African Monitor by Heinrich Matthee.]

Parliamentary committee confirms constitutional change

On 15 November 2018 Parliament’s Joint Constitutional Review Committee adopted a report that recommends that the wording of Section 25 of the Constitution be changed to explicitly allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC).   Read more

[Source: South African Monitor by Heinrich Matthee.]

Greater ANC government intervention

In South Africa the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa has announced that it plans to expropriate mostly white-owned farms without compensation.  This followed an announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 31 July 2018 that the ANC will try to change the Constitution to support such expropriation without compensation (EWC). Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.1% y/y in March 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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