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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Moneyweb by Ingé Lamprecht.]

No political party has been able to craft a public policy that would alleviate the problems faced by many South Africans in a meaningful way, a political analyst has argued.

Ebrahim Fakir, director of programmes at the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute, says political parties appear to propose vastly different political solutions to the country’s problems, but are actually very similar in terms of their policy offering.

Fakir was speaking about the political outlook for 2019 at an event hosted by the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), USB Executive Development Limited and the Institute for Futures Research in Johannesburg on Thursday.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in June 2019 (CPI) & +5.8 y/y in June 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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