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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Reuters by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo.]

A group of investigative journalists whose slogan is “digging dung, fertilizing democracy” is holding South African President Jacob Zuma to account over his widely criticized links to a family of wealthy businessmen.

AmaBhungane, which means dung beetles in the Zulu language, was founded by three veteran reporters to expose wrongdoing in South Africa.

Together with online news site the Daily Maverick, amaBhungane in June released leaked emails and documents that they said showed allegedly improper dealings in government contracts and influence peddling by the Guptas, a family with close ties to Zuma.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.4% y/y in April 2019 (CPI) & +6.5 y/y in April 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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