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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Bloomberg by Rene Vollgraaff & Prinesha Naidoo.]

South Africa’s power cuts hurt the economy in the fourth quarter, and two data points on Tuesday showed just how bad it was:

Manufacturing production fell the most since 2014 in December 2019 and the unemployment rate remained at the highest in at least 11 years.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.0% y/y in December 2019 (CPI) & +3.4 y/y in December 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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