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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Moneyweb by Prinesha Naidoo.]

One year into the “new dawn” that President Cyril Ramaphosa promised when he took power, the economy is battling many of the same old problems.

Growth in Africa’s most-industrialised economy is sluggish, unemployment is still at record levels and the debt of mismanaged state companies such as Eskom is weighing on finances. That’s a challenging backdrop for Ramaphosa, who promised a slew of regulatory reforms when he became leader of the African National Congress in December 2017.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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