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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Media freedom

SAM Parliament 2SAM Zuma 2[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-05-26-propaganda-ministry-is-a-go-without-mac by Phillip de Wet.]

What used to be communications becomes good old post and telecommunications again – while what should be “new communications” is simply propaganda.

The whispers that started weeks ago were wrong, as they so often are: presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj will not be the minister for propaganda after all.  Read more

SAM Paper[Source: http://fwdeklerk.org/index.php/en/latest/news/260-article-world-press-freedom-day-2014-stopping-the-presses by Jacques du Preez.]

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of a UNESCO General Conference.  Since then every 3rd of May is an anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek and is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to:

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
5.1% y/y in September 2017 (CPI) & +4.2% y/y in August 2017 (PPI)
2.5% q/q for the 2nd quarter of 2017
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