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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Anti-minority themes

???????????????????????????????[Source: door Jaap Steyn (foto).]

De strijders voor de Nederlandse taal in Vlaanderen en met name de voorstanders voor de vervlaamsing van het hoger onderwijs, worden weer een voorbeeld ter inspiratie voor de Afrikaners in de hoop om Afrikaans als onderwijs- en wetensschapstaal op enkele Zuid-Afrikaanse universiteiten te behouden. De strijd die ze voeren is tegen een beleid dat het Afrikaans als taal meedogenloos uit het openbare leven en het hoger onderwijs probeert te wissen. Read more

Fire[Source: by Crystal Oderson.]

Foreigners in South Africa on Monday criticised the government’s response to xhenophobic attacks in the commercial capital of Johannesburg saying a political voice is needed to stop the mayhem. Read more

SAM boxes[Source: by Martin Williams.]

While South African authorities on Monday intensified hunting for instigators of a looting spree that trashed more than 120 foreign-owned shops in the Johannesburg area, there have been calls on the government to acknowledge the xenophobic intent of perpetrators. Read more

SAM Xeno DM[Source:  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

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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