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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Property rights

[Source: Daily Maverick by Ivo Vegter.]

There are a lot of red flags in the Expropriation Bill of 2015, tabled by Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. The Institute of Race Relations took up the fight, and its recent rebuttal to the government’s high-powered legal advice on constitutional questions surrounding the bill lays bare the gravity of the likely consequences. Whether the consequences are unintended can be left as an exercise for the reader.

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[Source: Mail & Guardian by Qaanitah Hunter. Photo: Oupa Nkosi, M&G.]

Unnerved by the serious prospect of being rejected by voters, the ANC concedes that people’s patience is wearing thin – and that the party must create jobs, deliver quality services, end corruption and load-shedding, and hire competent people. Read more

[Source: Business Day Live by Nomboniso Gasa.]

If the past has nothing to say to the present, history may go on sleeping undisturbed in the closet where the system keeps its old disguises. — Eduardo Galeano.

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti is scheduled to meet the National House of Traditional Leaders on Friday following a standoff about implementation of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.4% y/y in January 2018 (CPI) & +5.1 y/y in January 2018 (PPI)
3,1% q/q for the 4th quarter of 2017
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