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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Sowetan.]

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants President Cryil Ramaphosa to sign an agreement promising to exclude territories that the monarch controls from a government land reform drive, the eNCA news channel reported on Monday.

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) is targeting white-owned land for expropriation while also seeking to provide security of tenure to the 17 million people – a third of South Africa’s population – who reside on tribal lands controlled by traditional leaders.

The king controls 2.8 million hectares under an entity called the Ingonyama Trust.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.4% y/y in April 2019 (CPI) & +6.5 y/y in April 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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