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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Greg Nicolson and Nkateko Mabasa.]

The 2019 elections officially came to a close on Saturday night. While the ANC maintained its majority in the National Assembly, the vote has taken its toll on both the governing party and the official opposition, the DA.

IEC chairperson Glen Mashinini brought the 2019 general elections to a close on Saturday night by announcing the official results in Tshwane, where he declared the ANC the winner, taking 57.5% of the vote and 230 seats in the National Assembly.

Mashinini said 13 of the 48 political parties that contested the elections won seats in the National Assembly, with the ANC and DA losing seats in Parliament and across most provincial legislatures.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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