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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Political intimidation & murders

[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Thamm.]

Members of a ‘death squad’, recruited by former Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko and trained between March and May 2016 by the elite Chinese People’s Armed Forces Academy, are living in a twilight zone, seemingly left to fend for themselves and in fear for their lives. Read more

[Source: ASPI by Stuart Doran.]

Elizabeth II may have had her annus horribilis in the early 1990s, but she would—in the minds of many South Africans, at least—be thought to have escaped lightly. The ‘rainbow nation’ went to the polls in early May after its decennium horribilis, a lost decade in which GDP growth stagnated, unemployment skyrocketed and corruption ran amok. Among other things. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.4% y/y in April 2019 (CPI) & +6.5 y/y in April 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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