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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Xenophobia

Fire[Report by South African Monitor.]

The South African Police Service (SAPS) are maintaining a strong presence in the eastern coastal city Port Elizabeth in reaction to a spate of attacks on shops owned by foreign nationals.  It is the second time this year that foreign shopkeepers have been subjected to looting, arson and evacuation here. Read more

SAM Xenophobia

[Source: http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/lawyersforhumanrights/2013/06/10/denying-its-xenophobia-isnt-helping/ by David Cote.]

The recent attacks against foreign nationals, particularly those operating shops in townships and informal settlements, have sent shivers down the spines of many in South Africa and across the continent. It has been five years since coordinated attacks exploded across the country and led to the deaths of 64 people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands more. 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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