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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Media freedom

[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Merten.]

The bouncers stood at the ready as journalists peacefully left Wednesday’s water and sanitation committee. It was closed to the media after law enforcement made promises to provide “granular detail” on probes into multi-billion-rand departmental graft. It is unprecedented in Parliament for security to be called in as protection against the media. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in October 2018 (CPI) & +6.9 y/y in October 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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