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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Anton Harber.]

It could not be better timing: 1,100 of the world’s most troublesome journalists will roll into Johannesburg in two weeks from 130 countries for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. It is enough to keep the Zuptas awake at night – perhaps even during Budget speeches. 

Eleven hundred of the world’s most troublesome journalists will spend three days giving each other tips on how to call to account the rich and the powerful, swapping tools and techniques, software and hardware, and stories of derring-do. They will build networks to assist and support each other in their communal quest to shine light into every dark corner of the world and make miserable those who depend on secrecy to do the things they shouldn’t be doing. 7

It is enough to keep the Zuptas awake at night – perhaps even during Budget speeches.

It will include Anas Anas, the Ghanian undercover journalist who systematically bribed dozens of judges, filmed them while doing so, and then worked with police to have them charged. He is a controversial character who will be the centre of much debate, particularly among those journalists who frown upon working hand-in-hand with the police.

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
5.1% y/y in September 2017 (CPI) & +4.2% y/y in August 2017 (PPI)
2.5% q/q for the 2nd quarter of 2017
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