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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: eNCA.]

The Democratic Alliance has called on Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to assure parliament and the South African public that two mega-contracts between government and Chinese parastatals will not go ahead without the procurement laws being adhered to.

“According to media reports, the water and sanitation department as well as the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) are in the process of handing contracts worth R70 billion to Chinese parastatals without a public tender or permission from [the National] Treasury to bypass tender laws,” DA spokesman Alf Lees said on Sunday.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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