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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Political intimidation & murders

SAM Vlag 2[Source: http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/adamhaupt/2014/12/16/10-signs-that-sa-democracy-is-toast/ by Adam Haupt.]

In case you have missed it in the midst of media frenzies about puppets in court, murder trials dismissed, or beauty competitions won, South African democracy is in trouble. Here are 10 reasons why our constitutionally enshrined democratic rights are under threat: Read more

Sam bullet[Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/12/05/tweet-of-the-week-a-culture-of-political-violence-and-death by Gareth van Onselen.]

On 5 December 2014, Gareth van ONselen awarded his “Tweet of the Week” award to @Sompisi3? for:

“To learn that there was a plan being hatched to kill North West premier doesn’t come as a surprise in a party ruled by thugs”. Read more

Julius Malema Beeld[Source: by Ed Cropley.]

To the squatters marking it up this week with sticks, rocks and strips of plastic, so-called Malema Valley is a little slice of SA they want to call home.

To many others, including the government, the derelict land on Pretoria’s outskirts handed out by supporters of opposition firebrand Julius Malema is the thin edge of a land-grab wedge that could ultimately derail the country. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.6% y/y in November 2019 (CPI) & +2.3 y/y in November 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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