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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: 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: 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

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.6% y/y in November 2019 (CPI) & +2.3 y/y in November 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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