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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: ISS Today by Peter Fabricius.]

Just over a week ago an important anniversary passed without much fanfare in SA, though it had profound implications for the country’s future in a rapidly changing world. 

The demolition of the Berlin Wall on November 9 1989 didn’t only mark the end of a dangerous period for the big superpowers that had started after World War 2, it also marked the start of a new era of hope closer to home.

While throughout the Cold War period, despite some tense episodes such as the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, the US and the Soviet Union, mindful of the potential for mutual destruction, managed to avoid a so-called hot war.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.6% y/y in November 2019 (CPI) & +2.3 y/y in November 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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