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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: Business Day Live by Gareth van Onselen.  Photo by Trevor Samson.]

“Yet panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them, and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is that they are the touchstones of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light which might otherwise have lain forever undiscovered. In fact, they have the same effect on secret traitors, which an imaginary apparition would have upon a private murderer. They sift out the hidden thoughts of man, and hold them up in public to the world.” (Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, December 23 1776) Read more

[Source: BBC by Milton Nkosi.]

Standing in the middle of this football field that has been turned into a refugee camp overnight in Chartsworth, one cannot help but feel ashamed of being South African.  There are white and green tents dotted around housing destitute African migrant families who fled the violence meted out to them by their South African hosts.  Two weeks ago locals began attacking and looting properties owned by fellow Africans, calling them “kwerekwere”, a derogatory word in South Africa for African migrants. Read more

[Source: Business Day Live by Peter Attard Montalto.]

THE African National Congress (ANC) performs best when it is pushed right to the edge. By this I mean that as a broad-spectrum political church, it can overcome its internal ideological conflicts and crosscurrents and become more risk-taking in using its political capital to take difficult decisions and successfully transfer them into action. The stable and sensible core can emerge. Read more

[Source: Business Day Live by Loane Sharp.]

We have been so comprehensively lied to we don’t know who or what to believe. When blackouts started in the Western Cape 10 years ago, the official explanation was sabotage. As blackouts spread, we were told that wet coal and, later, low-quality coal was the cause. Since then, the excuses have ranged from skills shortages to inadequate coal stockpiles, depletion of water reserves in hydroelectric plants, power exports to neighbouring countries, diesel shortages, collapsing silos and maintenance. Read more

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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