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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Bloomberg by Amogelang Mbatha & Paul Vecchiatto.]

South Africa’s biggest labor group staged a nationwide protest against job losses Wednesday, the latest setback for an economy reeling from four days of rolling power cuts. The rand fell the most against the dollar among major currencies.

The double blow comes at a terrible time for President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is gearing up to contest elections in May, seeking to lure $100 billion in new investment and trying to retain the nation’s sole investment-grade credit rating. The stayaway was called by the 1.6-million-member Congress of South African Trade Unions, which backs the ruling African National Congress.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4% y/y in July 2019 (CPI) & +4.9 y/y in July 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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