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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Political intimidation & murders

[Source: Mail & Guardian by Karabo Rajuili.]

AmaBhungane has joined the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) in sending a letter to the speaker of the National Assembly, calling for a new Inspector General for Intelligence (IGI) – the public protector of the spies – to be appointed urgently. The position has been vacant for seven months. Read more

[Source: Business Day Live by John Kane-Berman.]

One of the significant statements made by President Jacob Zuma at the fourth national general council of the African National Congress (ANC) in Midrand recently seems to have been largely ignored by the print media.

This was that the ANC and the “vanguard” South African Communist Party (SACP) were partners facing in the “same direction” towards a “socialist revolution” and a “communist society”. 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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