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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BizNews by Ed Herbst.]

Rallying to the defence of AfriForum and Solidarity following what he believes are baseless, unfair attacks typifying them as selfish and racist, Ed Herbst eloquently lays out their humanitarian track records, painting an entirely different picture. It gets you wondering just which world their detractors are living in. It’s an old truism that we don’t see the world as it is, but as we are – and South Africans of every hue and culture carry the collective wounding of our combative history. Columnists and analysts are perhaps no different as they assemble facts to argue their particular view of the world. The debate into which Herbst has waded, and to which he adds much-needed light, perhaps raises more questions than it provides answers, especially when one tries to discern why somebody with as distinguished a journalistic record as Max du Preez excoriates these two organisations. If what Herbst outlines here helps sketches the truer face of Afrikaners, then he’s providing a much-needed antidote to the negative populist perception that far too many people so easily subscribe to, based on recent history. This balance, it seems to me, is an invaluable contribution to the common weal

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
4.6% y/y in November 2017 (CPI) & +5.1% y/y in November 2017 (PPI)
2% q/q for the 3rd quarter of 2017
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