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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Declining democracy

[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Thamm.]

Major-General Sandra Malebe-Thema, former head of SAPS Basic Police Development, should be summarily dismissed for racist comments she made at the SAPS Academy Oudtshoorn in 2016, a SAPS disciplinary hearing has recommended. Malebe-Thema is also implicated in the Life Esidimeni scandal that led to the slow death of 144 vulnerable and dependent patients in 2016. Read more

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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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