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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BizNews by Susan Booysen.]

The non-negotiable factor, as the ANC races to the 8 May finishing line, is to cross it before the ANC’s 60% pre-poll ratings run dry. For the rest, variable sets of rules apply.

First, there are the rules of being the virtuous new ANC, persuading the electorate that the transformed party deserves another round of electoral endorsements.

The second set is about getting the electorate to believe that voting for a candidate list that includes many tainted Zumaist figures (or new guard names with soiled records nevertheless) will produce the new ANC. The ANC integrity committee is about to take another look at the list, but is it water-treading to get the party across the finish line without having changed it?

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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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