Reprinted with permission of the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., from Make It In America by Andrew N. Liveris. Copyright (c) 2011 John Wiley & Sons. All rights reserved.
The 2016 Media Freedom report card makes for uncomfortable reading.
The rand had been the world's best performing emerging market currency this year.
The country, known for its harsh censorship practices against journalists, will host UNESCO's World Press Freedom Day celebrations in May.