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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Political intimidation & murders

[Source: Daily Maverick by Cyril Madlala.]

To this day in places such as Mpumalanga township in Hammarsdale, the epicentre of much of the blood-letting, the ruins of destroyed homes remain a stark reminder of the horrors. Those who recall the bloody low-level civil war that raged between the IFP and the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal during the eighties fear that the tensions between the ANC and its alliance partner the SACP fear a similar chapter may have begun.

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[Source: Business Day Live by Gareth van Onselen.]

In October African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe grasped a nettle. “Of great concern are the NEC (national executive committee) members who are either charged or have pending cases of corruption against them,” he said. “As the number of these comrades grows we will be unable to sustain the technical argument of innocent until proven guilty.” Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in June 2019 (CPI) & +5.8 y/y in June 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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