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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.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Raymond Suttner.]

The powerful, those who dominate, those who have conquered, invariably claim the right to name the character and significance of what has transpired and to erase or devalue the experiences of those who have suffered losses or been harmed in various ways. That applies to the government’s unwillingness to use the word xenophobia to describe the attacks on foreign migrants.

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[Source: Daily Maverick by Rebecca Davis.. Photo: EPA/Sergei Ilnitsky.]

Mr President went to Russia, but what did he talk about there other than nuclear deals? At the seventh Brics summit in Ufa, Russia, last week, the partners discussed issues including the new Brics bank, efforts to reform the United Nations, and what the other Brics nations think about South Africa’s revamped visa regulations. Rebecca Davis got a debriefing from the South African Brics Think Tank.

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[Source: Daily Maverick by Ranjeni Munusamy.]

For the longest time, the national office bearers of Cosatu insisted that they have a firm grip on the federation. After the expulsion of metalworkers union Numsa and the Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, they argued that these were isolated troublemakers and their exit would lead to the strengthening of the federation. On Monday, the first day of the Cosatu special national congress, this was exposed as a great pretence. Workers are rebelling against the leadership, affiliate unions are divided and Cosatu is effectively dysfunctional. Although the federation’s president S’dumo Dlamini ended the day saying Cosatu was the winner, there are no victors.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.3% y/y in August 2019 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in August 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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