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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Moneyweb by Paul Vecchiatto of Bloomberg.]

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government will press ahead with plans to distribute more land to the black majority in an orderly fashion, warning that a failure to do so would perpetuate an injustice that dates back to apartheid rule and constrain the economy.

“Land reform is an essential part of inclusive growth,” Ramaphosa said in a speech to lawmakers in Cape Town on Thursday. He reiterated that the government supported changing the constitution to make it easier for it to take land without compensation.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.6% y/y in February 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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