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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Bekezela Phakathi & Sunita Menon.]

As parliament adopted a report recommending that the constitution be amended to allow land expropriation without compensation, more evidence emerged of the harm the policy is causing to agriculture.

Latest data from the Agricultural Business Chamber and Industrial Development Corporation’s Agribusiness confidence index released on Tuesday showed that the index plummeted to a nine-year low.

A few hours later, 209 MPs voted in favour of the proposed amendment, with 91 against.

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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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