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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Anti-minority themes

SAM Van Riebeeck[Source: http://www.citypress.co.za/politics/anc-unlike-parties-zuma/ from SAPA.]

At an ANC fundraiser on the eve of the party’s 103rd anniversary, President Jacob Zuma said it had a superior claim to power than other political parties because it was born out of the need to defeat white colonial rule.

“You must remember that a man called Jan van Riebeek arrived here on April 6 1652 and that was the start of the trouble in this country,” Zuma told the event last night, where guests paid R3 million to sit at his table. Read more

SAM San[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2015-01-09-sas-first-people-demand-their-place-in-the-sun by Dennis Cruywagen.]

Once upon a time, according to the generally accepted narrative of our history, different groups of tribes started arriving in the southern part of Africa from far beyond the Limpopo River. They were black or, to use the language of the ANC, African. Finding the place uninhabited, they settled here. Read more

SAM Tutu[Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/dark-days-of-apartheid-make-unwelcome-return-to-south-africa-1.2054426 by Bill Corcoran.]

A growing number of overt public displays of racism have prompted a bout of national introspection in South Africa around the level of progress made in achieving a non-racist society since apartheid ended.

Highlighted in different media and by political parties, the racially motivated incidents over the past year led Archbishop Desmond Tutu to say that he felt like the dark days of apartheid had returned. Read more

SAM Judge Patel[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-12-11-top-judge-resigns-over-politics by Niren Tolsi.]

KwaZulu-Natal judge president Chiman Patel will leave his post on December 31, ending a three-year tenure that – despite improvements in the division’s efficiency – has been plagued by race conflict and an apparent long-running unhappiness in the political establishment about his appointment. 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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