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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Anti-minority themes

SAM Xeno DM[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-01-26-african-diaspora-forum-open-letter-to-president-zuma-attacks-are-xenophobic-not-criminal/#.VMXDZpUcTIV.  Photo: Foreign businessmen flee Soweto following widespread unrest and looting in the area, Friday, 23 January 2015. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.]

The African Diaspora Forum is concerned by what it regards as a lack of an effective response by the South African government to the issue of xenophobia. In an open letter to President Zuma, Minister of Home Afrairs, Malusi Gigaba and Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko this weekend, the organisation has pleaded for more accountability and for government to recognise attacks on foreign nationals as xenophobia and not to dismiss these as merely criminal. Read more

SAM BLade[Source: http://www.polity.org.za/article/transformation-of-south-african-universities-too-slow-nzimande-2015-01-16 by Megan van Wyngaardt.]

The pace of transformation in universities in South Africa is too slow, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said on Friday, focusing in particular on the University of Stellenbosch, the North West University and the University of Pretoria. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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