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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Political intimidation & murders

[Source: Mail & Guardian – Editorial.]

The National Prosecuting Authority has lost yet another opportunity to put itself on a solid footing and to regain the credibility lost over the past six or seven years, in which it has seemed to be involved in all sorts of partisan political battles and has been largely paralysed by internal ructions. By all accounts, there was virtually a war between the factions. Read more

[Source: Business Day Live by Anton Harber.]

Can a newspaper be disciplined for writing an article in which none of the significant facts are proven wrong? That is the question facing the Press Council in a fascinating case that has not drawn much attention, but that says a great deal about where we are headed and the presiding values of the African National Congress (ANC). Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in December 2018 (CPI) & +5.2 y/y in December 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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