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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Declining democracy

[Source: Daily Maverick by Pauli van Wyk.]

Mariette Venter was the acting chief financial officer of the Capricorn municipality in Limpopo. The municipality was one of many which had loaned cash to VBS Mutual Bank. Venter recognised several red flags, demanded the money back and was suspended for her efforts. This is her story. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in May 2019 (CPI) & +6.4 y/y in May 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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