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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Articles

[Source: South African Monitor.]

Then president Nelson Mandela stated at the Summit on Rural Safety in 1998: “Beyond the immediate human suffering, lack of security and stability in our rural and farming community causes serious disruption to our economy.” [1] Ten years later, more farmers in the small community of about 30 000 commercial farmers than ever are being attacked, tortured and killed in South Africa. [2] Read more

[Source: South African Monitor by Heinrich Matthee.]

South Africa’s state security minister David Mahlobo has accused ratings agencies of forcing regime change after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the government’s credit rating to junk in the beginning of April 2017. His statement was reported by the state-controlled SA Broadcasting Corporation on 9 April. Read more

[Source: South African Monitor.]

Russia wants to promote strategic partnerships and economic cooperation with African countries, President Vladimir Putin said at VTB Capital’s “Russia Calling” Forum on 11 October 2016.

Putin’s statement came at a time of high tensions between Russia and Western forces. President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa are likely to be among Putin’s allies during this period. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in May 2019 (CPI) & +6.4 y/y in May 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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