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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Mail & Guardian by Govan Whittles.]

A consistent effort by the governing ANC to cast the United States as agents of regime change in South Africa has failed to gain traction in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) barracks and among its generals.

“In 2011, when we started the exercises, there was a lot of mistrust because we had never worked together … But we are here as a military; what politicians do, they do. We have a common understanding of a military doctrine and we operated based on it,” said SANDF General Gustav Lategan.

Earlier this year, a gathering of former liberation movements, which included the ANC, Namibia’s Swapo, Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF, Mozambique’s Frelimo and Angola’s MPLA, met to discuss the threat of being deposed by nefarious forces.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in December 2018 (CPI) & +5.2 y/y in December 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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