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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Violent Crime

[Source: Daily Maverick by Mary de Haas.]

In a province where intimidation and fear of violent crime are widespread, war talk by supporters of the Zulu king over suggestions that the Ingonyama Trust be scrapped, and the discovery of several undetonated explosive devices, there are increased concerns about personal safety. Threats of war, and the planting of explosive devices, raise questions about access to weaponry. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Rebecca Davis.]

There is still no information forthcoming about the explosive devices discovered around Durban in early July 2018, and no arrests have been made. The Hawks are adamant that the matter is being given the highest priority, and the news that the Crimes Against the State unit has been brought in to investigate is reassuring evidence of this. At the same time, it’s worth reiterating what is at stake.  Read more

South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in June 2018 (CPI) & +4.6 y/y in May 2018 (PPI)
294.84 in USD BIllion (December 2017)
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