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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

International relations

[Source: Business Day by Ismail Lagardien.]

It is easy to assume that the recent wave of populism in SA is part of a global historical shift towards extremes of politics on the left and right. The evidence for this global surge is embodied in the rise of Donald Trump (US), Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil), Viktor Orbán (Hungary), Matteo Salvini (Italy), Narendra Modi (India), and Nicholas Maduro (Venezuela). Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Thamm.]

Members of a ‘death squad’, recruited by former Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko and trained between March and May 2016 by the elite Chinese People’s Armed Forces Academy, are living in a twilight zone, seemingly left to fend for themselves and in fear for their lives. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.4% y/y in April 2019 (CPI) & +6.5 y/y in April 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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