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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Richard Poplak.]

This is what happens when the government systematically desecrates the rule of law. It’s now time to get serious about the lasting perversions of the Zuma years.

If anyone was hoping for further evidence of how thoroughly the state’s capacity was gutted under the Zuma regime, a visit to Bloemfontein on Monday would have proved revelatory. In the Free State High Court—a province once presided over by warlord Ace Magashule, who now serves as Secretary-General of the African National Congress — Judge Philip Loubser ruled that the Asset Forfeiture Unit should release R250 million of Gupta-linked assets allegedly ill-gotten during the Estina Dairy Scam. 55

And just like that, a quarter-of-a-billion rand of taxpayers’ largesse could be off to Dubai in a puff of smoke.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.2% y/y in November 2018 (CPI) & +6.8 y/y in November 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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