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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

393This section from the South African Monitor Midyear Report of 2014 comprises information on increased political intervention and selective patronage; foreign business distrust in ANC policies reflected in limited investment; growing suspicion of ANC policies in domestic business circles; a new expropriation bill by another name; Constitutional Court neutralized property rights clause in Constitution; Investment Bill would disempower foreign and South African property owners; creeping state ownership in the mining and energy sectors; the weakening of foreign investor protection; the Investment Bill in the context of the Restitution Bill; land reform as part of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR); increased state ownership and control of the lucrative security industry; employment discrimination against coloureds, whites and Asians; as well as Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).

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South Africa at a Glance
59 620 000 (mid 2020 estimate)
2.2% y/y in June 2020 (CPI) & +0.5 y/y in June 2020 (PPI)
-2.0% q/q (1st quarter of 2020)
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