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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Emerging Trends

SAM rap[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-08-30-sahrc-investigating-racism-complaints-over-anti-indian-song by Kwanele Sosibo.]

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is currently investigating complaints of racism submitted by the South African Hindu Maha Sabha in the wake of increasing consternation over AmaCde’s anti-Indian song Umhlab’ Uzobuya and a slew of racist Facebook comments by a man believed to be a Unisa student.   Read more

teen breaking up over a text message[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-08-29-sharp-rise-in-classroom-homophobia 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

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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