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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Emerging Trends

[Source: ISS Africa by Lizette Lancaster.]

Over the past three years, the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100 000 people to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100 000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eighth worst out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Thamm.]

Between taking selfies with a cardboard cut-out of Boer hero and president of the Transvaal Republic Paul Kruger, listening to bible readings, singing along to Sarie Marais and eating champion koeksisters, the 2,770 delegates who attended the Solidarity Movement’s Toekomsberaad – Helpmekaar 2020 summit in Centurion at the weekend approved a five-year plan, which includes the establishment of a private Afrikaans university to ensure the survival of the Afrikaner in democratic South Africa. The summit was a strange blend of ethnic mobilisation and past rhetoric folded into a future vision for Afrikaners as an autonomous rather than independent cultural grouping.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in August 2018 (CPI) & +6.3 y/y in August 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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