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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Anti-minority themes

[Source: Business Day Live by Laone Sharp.]

The government is cooking up yet another existential threat to businesses. Behind closed doors, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is secretly strong-arming SA’s finest companies to adopt new black economic empowerment (BEE) regulations under the threat of damage to their reputations. The proposed fines and mandatory prison sentences are one thing; damage to a firm’s good name is something else entirely. In this hostile milieu, no business dares to be accused of racism, whatever the facts. Read more

[Source: Business Day Live by Khulekani Magubane.]

The government on Sunday vowed to crack down on perpetrators of xenophobic violence as police patrolled areas deemed to be hot spots amid concerns that the violence of recent weeks would continue.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and State Security Minister David Mahlobo warned users of social media not to “instigate” attacks, saying they would be dealt with. Read more

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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