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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.

SAM ANC poster 2014[Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/world/africa/ancs-stature-wanes-as-disenchantment-grows-in-south-africa.html?_r=1 by Alan Cowell.]

PRETORIA, South Africa — Isaac Ramaifo works as a functionary in the Union Buildings, the seat of state power here, and is a member of the governing African National Congress. But as South Africa approaches watershed elections next month, he, like many, is torn between an instinctive loyalty to the party that has ruled for the 20 years since the end of apartheid and worries about its ability to deliver prosperity. Read more

SAM IEC[Source: http://www.polity.org.za/article/lection-overview-key-factors-policy-constitutional-issues-survey-trends-protest-vote-2014-04-22 by Stef Terblanche.]

With exactly two weeks to go to South Africa’s fifth all-inclusive democratic general election all eyes remain on the political parties, their leaders and their campaigns. As pointed out before the large number of new factors introduced into this election makes for a very fluid situation and unpredictable outcome. Also, this will not necessarily be South Africa’s most decisive election to date. It will however most certainly set the stage for the run-up to what may be South Africa’s most critical election in 2019. Read more

SAM Mandela & De Klerk[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2014-04-22-south-africas-15-defining-milestones/#.U10XObmKDIV by Kalim Rajab.]

A few weeks ago, my fellow columnist Sisonke Msimang delivered a stunning address at the Daily Maverick Gathering. Talking about the key events in her adult life, which had led to her now changing her political allegiance, she also painted a sobering portrait of “the dangers of exceptionalism”. Rather than unattainable expectations of exceptionalism, she argued, South Africans would do well to accept a more realistic truth – that as a nation, we are not exceptional. We are neither favoured, nor are we scorned. We simply are.

 

SAM Verkiesing 2014 DM[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-04-21-south-africas-zuma-obsession-vs.-the-reality/#.U1Zi6LmKDIV by Stephen Grootes.  Photo: EPA/Nic Bothma.]

As a nation, it would seem hard to deny that we have become quite obsessed with President Jacob Zuma. He dominates all the non-Oscar headlines we have. Nkandla is now a word with special power in our politics; sometimes it seems he’s portrayed as the devil-incarnate, the person single-handedly responsible for the decline of our country, and of the ANC. But the other night, I was asked: “How different would these elections be if Zuma weren’t head of the ANC?” Read more

SAM Tutu optog ENCA[Source: http://www.enca.com/south-africa/religious-leaders-take-zuma-task-nkandla by Lester Kiewit.]

CAPE TOWN – Religious leaders from various faiths, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, marched to parliament on Saturday to speak out against poor leadership.

Members of the Muslim, Christian and Buddist faiths joined the call for the protection of Chapter 9 institutions, as well as an end to corruption and maladministration in government. 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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