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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Anti-minority themes

[Source: Daily Maverick by Richard Poplak.]

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his executive technocracy, facing off against a Soviet of Fools — is that the appropriate collective noun? — has afforded himself seven weeks to deal with steadily increasing Covid-19 infection rates. He’s done so cosseted in an atmosphere of deep secrecy and anti-democratic tendencies. Whether you’re pro-lockdown or anti-lockdown—let’s be honest, there is no actual lockdown—fear and hatred are starting to take over. Ramaphosa, who is a (sort of) elected official, needs to start answering some questions. Read more

[Source: Amnesty International.]

As some governments implement much needed social protection measures to mitigate against the impact of COVID-19, including the distribution of food aid to poor families and those who have lost their income, patterns of partisan food distribution are emerging across countries in Southern Africa, Amnesty International said today. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.1% y/y in March 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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