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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.
The South African Monitor Report of April 2019 is available here.
The South African Monitor Report of April 2019 is available here.
The South African Monitor Report of April 2019 is available here.
Read more on the political risks of business in the next two years here.
Read more on the political risks of business in the next two years here.
Read more on the political risks of business in the next two years here.
Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
Information about the threat to property and investor rights in South Africa available here.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.
Information on South Africa's foreign policy and anti-Western rhetoric.

Mandela beeld

[Source: http://washingtonpost.com/business/economy/after-mandelas-death-anc-faces-growing-risk-of-losing-power-in-south-africa/2014/01/01/6e805736-6be2-11e3-b405-7e360f7e9fd2_story.html  – by Steven Mufson and Sudarsan Raghavan]

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — With the death of Nelson Mandela, the political party and broad coalition he helped to bind together are coming apart at the seams. The African National Congress remains in power, holding nearly two-thirds of the seats in Parliament, but it is losing popularity even among its staunchest supporters. To many South Africans, the ANC looks less and less like a party of legendary anti-apartheid leaders and more like a grouping of crony capitalists and dispensers of patronage. Read more

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[Source: http://world.time.com/2013/12/27/case-of-czech-gangster-reveals-south-africas-dark-criminal-underworld/ by Stephanie Findlay]

Rainbow nation or not, South Africa is battling a crime epidemic. Even as the country was in mourning for their beloved hero Nelson Mandela, Radovan Krejcir, a Czech businessman and fugitive, made headlines this month when he was denied bail. The towering 45-year-old — he stands well over 6’2 and is built like a truck — was arrested in November on charges of kidnapping and assault in connection with a botched 24 million rand ($2.3 million) crystal meth deal. Read more

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[Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/world/africa/south-africans-band-together-finding-a-new-enemy-in-highway-tolls.html?_r=0 by John Eligon]

JOHANNESBURG — The sleek, white structures began sprouting up over highways here about three years ago, leaving people to wonder what they were.

A place for billboards, perhaps? Decorative pieces to spruce up the region? Or maybe they were docks to mount security cameras.        Read more

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[Source: http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33113:iss-why-is-corruption-getting-worse-in-south-africa&catid=54:Governance&Itemid=118 by Gareth Newham, Head of the Governance, Crime and Justice Division, ISS Pretoria]

As the world remembers the passing of global icon Nelson Mandela, the fact that he was a man of principle is a clear element of his success as a leader and overall greatness.   He understood the vital importance of the constitutional principles of accountability and the rule of law. Read more

 

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[Source: http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21591643-nelson-mandela-set-standard-his-successors-have-struggled-match]

AS THE days passed and the news sunk in that Nelson Mandela, the country’s first black president, had died peacefully at his home in Houghton, a pleasant suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa reacted at first with sadness but quickly shifted to celebrating an extraordinary life. People congregated through the night outside Mr Mandela’s home, as well as at his former residence in Soweto, an urban sprawl a half-hour’s drive away. Some came to sing songs; others to light hundreds of candles in remembrance. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.0% y/y in December 2019 (CPI) & +3.4 y/y in December 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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