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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Sowetan Live.]

South Africa’s government faces a tough balancing act as it tries to attract foreign investors into the key mining sector while also pledging to seize land without paying compensation.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is pushing “expropriation without compensation” land reform, last week tried to quell investor fears when he spoke at an annual conference of international mining industry executives in Cape Town.

“The measure we are proposing will apply… within a clearly defined set of circumstances,” Ramaphosa told delegates. “Understandably, concern has been raised about the proposal… as we seek to address what we have termed the original sin committed against black South Africans during colonial and apartheid days.”

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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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