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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Anti-minority themes

SAM mortar[Source: http://fwdeklerk.org/index.php/en/latest/news/341-article-blade-nzimande-s-unconstitutional-campaign-to-eliminate-afrikaans-as-a-university-language by Dave Stewart.]

According to “Rapport” of 30 November 2014, the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, has threatened to withdraw the registration of the private university, Akademia, if its language of tuition remains exclusively Afrikaans. Read more

100_0739[Source: http://themediaonline.co.za/2014/12/place-of-sorrow-farm-murders-and-the-public-broadcaster by Ed Herbst.]

Last week the seventh annual United Nations Human Rights Commission Forum on Minority Rights in Geneva heard a submission on farm murders in South Africa by AfriForum and the Freedom Front Plus. The theme for the Commission’s sitting this year was ‘Preventing and addressing violence and atrocities targeted against minorities’. The forum was attended by more than 500 international delegates and the world’s leading media houses. Why, then, asks Ed Herbst, is there a news blackout on the SABC about farm murders? Read more

SAM BLade[Source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Nzimande-threatens-Afrikaans-university-with-closure-20141130 by SAPA.]

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will have private university Academia’s registration withdrawn if it remains exclusively Afrikaans, Rapport reported on Sunday.

“If that is the case, we will withdraw their registration. I will not even apologise for it,” said Nzimande. Read more

Executives Shaking Hands[Source: http://www.fwdeklerk.org/index.php/en/latest/news/322-article-constitutional-education-the-key-to-south-african-tolerance by Klaus Kotze.]

16 November is the United Nations’ International Day for Tolerance.

Established in 1995 under the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance, the day aims to bring recognition and appreciation for the rich variety of the world’s cultures. According to the Declaration: Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in November 2017 (CPI) & +5.1% y/y in November 2017 (PPI)
2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2017
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