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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Moneyweb by Mamokgethi Molopyane.]

I have written many times about the economic implications of corruption in politics, resulting in what are now ingrained and endemic corrupt practices in government. This is not unique to ANC-led politics or government. The private sector is as capable, if not more, of corrupt practices that have equally negative and long-lasting effects on society.

It is important to state the obvious, for there are some who will be tempted to say that corruption is a post-1994 phenomenon.

I have always been wary of the dominant hand of politics over the economy. I become even more concerned when the direction of policies on economic matters is subjugated to political ideology – especially at a time when pragmatism to the veracities of a changing world economy is needed and must be accompanied by flexible implementable plans.

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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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