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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Anti-minority themes

teen breaking up over a text message[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-08-29-sharp-rise-in-classroom-homophobia by Sipho Kings.]

South Africa’s schools are a hostile environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex pupils, said gender activists this week. Because these LGBTI pupils do not conform to prescribed male and female gender roles, they get assaulted and bullied.  A fifth have attempted suicide and a fifth have been raped or sexually assaulted, according to research. Read more

SAM palestine[Source: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/15/gaza-south-africa.html by Natasha Joseph.]

It’s not often that the wardrobe choices of an 18-year-old schoolboy are commended in a statement by South Africa’s ruling African National Congress – but that’s exactly what happened this week, in a sign of the prominence that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has assumed here during the current Gaza violence. Read more

SAM Tony Ehrenreich[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-08-14-53ed1c73a91d1/#.U-9om5UcTIU by Brent Meersman for GROUNDUP.  Photo: Mail & Guardian.]

An eye for an eye and the whole world would be blind, the Mahatma famously said. But, this is precisely what Tony Ehrenreich’s official Facebook page is calling for. It would be very hard to interpret the post made at 13h31 on 13 August as anything other than an incitement for the violent targeting of members of the Jewish Board of Deputies and “Zionist supporters” in South Africa. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.7% y/y in October 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in September 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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