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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Media freedom

[Source: De Volkskrant by Mark Schenkel.]

Commentatoren menen dat Zuma het virtuele podium beklimt voor zelfbeklag en dat hij probeert te stoken in het ANC, de regeringspartij die hem een jaar geleden terzijde schoof als partijleider en president. Het ANC probeert juist de imagoschade uit de ruïneuze Zuma-jaren te herstellen met het oog op de landelijke verkiezingen, in mei. Read more

[Source: Politicsweb by Belinda Bozzoli.]

Mr Elijah Moholola has responded to a stinging critique of UCT’s dithering around the banning and relocation of works of art on the campus, with a certain degree of incomprehension. UCTs critics (Elisa Galgut and William Daniels) have called the University out on its “bull***t’, using the arguments of philosopher Harry Frankfurt. Moholola has chosen to read this critique as a compilation of expletives. This is embarrassing for the University and leaves the argument made by Galgut and Daniels untouched. Read more

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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