Subscribe to the bi-annual report
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Amnesty International.]

South Africa must take a strong lead in addressing ongoing threats to basic human rights across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, Amnesty International said ahead of the 37th Heads of State Summit in Pretoria.

The country takes over from Swaziland as chair of the regional bloc at a time when several member states – including Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and Zimbabwe – face major political instability linked to elections that has put freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association in jeopardy.

The SADC summit began on 9 August and will conclude with the Heads of State Summit on 19 and 20 August.

“Under the leadership of Nelson Mandela the ‘new’ South Africa brought hope to the region – and to the world – that human rights violations of the past would be redressed and there would be justice and equality and respect for the human rights of all. As the country prepares to lead the region for the year ahead, this is the time to recapture that hope and give reality to the values that inspired it,” said Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southern Africa.

Continue reading here.

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)
More information: Click here!