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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Forbes by Mary Ann Anderson.]

That long-awaited South African safari or culinary journey to the Cape Winelands may just have to wait a while longer, as South African Airways (SAA) has immediately suspended all international flights until May 31, 2020.The move comes in response to the South African government’s travel ban that is aimed at combatting the transmission and spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19.

SAA, South Africa’s national flag carrier, operates in three markets—the United States, United Kingdom and Germany—that form part of countries listed in the travel ban as high-risk areas. In the U.S., the airline flies from Washington-Dulles (IAD) and New York-JFK to Johannesburg. Flights to and from South Africa have also been suspended from London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Munich, Perth in Australia and São Paulo in Brazil. The airline will continue to operate its regional and domestic routes in southern Africa.

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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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