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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

SAM Graph[Source: by Laura Grant.]

Who protests? Why do people protest? Has there been an increase in the number of service delivery demonstrations in the past few years? And who are the people protesting about service delivery? Data collected from seven municipalities was used to answer these four questions.  The data, which are records of notifications sent by organisations intending to hold gatherings and protests in the past five years, was collected by a team led by Jane Duncan of Rhodes University’s school of journalism and media studies.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in October 2018 (CPI) & +6.9 y/y in October 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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