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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Political intimidation & murders

SAM 1[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-11-07-activist-shot-on-eve-of-march-on-anc-offices-whodunnit/#.VFxgcZUcTIU by Rebecca Davis.  Photo courtesy of EWN.]

The leader of a Western Cape rights movement that has clashed with both the DA and the ANC is in hospital after being shot outside his house on Wednesday night. Police are treating Andile Lili’s shooting as a case of attempted murder, but the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement are adamant political forces may be behind it, after a week which saw tensions rising with the ANC Western Cape. Read more

SAM Aba[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-10-03-the-assassination-surge-on-those-fighting-corruption/ by Richard Pithouse.]

On Monday evening, not long after the sun went down, a man with a gun stepped out of the dark and into the everyday domestic routine in Thuli Ndlovu’s home in KwaNdengezi, Durban. He shot Ndlovu seven times and her neighbour’s teenage son twice. Ndlovu died on the spot.  Her neighbour’s son is in a critical condition.  Read more

SAM Police 2[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-10-02-groundup-another-abahlali-basemjondolo-member-assassinated/#.VC2xlOthPuO by Daneel Knoetze for Groundup.]

Shortly after returning to KwaZulu Natal from the Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) Western Cape relaunch, Thuli Ndlovu, a branch chairperson in the shackdwellers’ movement, was gunned down in her shack. 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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