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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Carol Paton.]

ANC’s national general council looms in 2019 and it will be a rallying point for the fightback by the Zuma faction.

It is widely believed  in the business and investment community that while President Cyril Ramaphosa is treading softly on economic reform right now, after the election, when he is returned with a large majority, he will have the space to make the changes the economy needs.

As is often the case in life, this is a situation where people are believing what they want to believe. However, it has little grounding in reality, which will likely turn out to be quite different.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in October 2018 (CPI) & +6.9 y/y in October 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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