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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Emerging Trends

SAM SAIRR[Source: http://www.sairr.org.za/services/submissions-on-proposed-legislation/synopsis-submission-to-the-department-of-trade-and-industry-regarding-the-promotion-and-protection-of-investment-bill-of-2013-johannesburg-31st-january-2014.]

The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013 (the Investment Bill) seeks to ‘promote investment’, which it recognises as vital ‘job creation, economic growth, development, and the well-being of the people of South Africa’. However, the provisions of the Investment Bill are so damaging that they are likely to repel, rather than promote, the investment so urgently required. Read more

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[Source:  http://ewn.co.za/2014/01/30/OPINION-Alex-Eliseev-Limpopos-fierytale-the-people-vs-the-police by Alex Eliseev.]

On the day Robert McBride secured a nod in Parliament to lead police watchdog Ipid – and while more denials were heard by the Farlam Commission – news broke that officers in Limpopo shot dead two more protesters in a chaotic stand-off. This brings to eight the number of protesters killed this month alone. What will it take to make the police realise that their relationship with communities across South Africa is in a fiery tailspin. Read more

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[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-01-17-north-west-protests-the-politics-of-failure/#.UtrRsppJzIV by Stephen Grootes.]

The demonstrations known as “service delivery protests” have become so commonplace in our fair republic that many news organisations don’t even bother covering them anymore. Nowadays, it takes a death or two for the country to sit up and take notice. But dig a little deeper, and it seems that there are actually structural reasons for the deaths of three people during protests over water this week in the North West’s Mothutlung, rather than somewhere else in the country. Read more

SAM service delivery[Source: http://www.enca.com/south-africa/brits-protest-claims-third-victim]

BRITS – The family of a 28-year-old man in Mothotlung in the Brits area have confirmed their relative died after service delivery protests in the area.

Lerato Seema is believed to be the third victim of clashes with police over water shortages.

Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said the man and his friend were arrested on Tuesday for public violence in the area during a protest about water shortages. 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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