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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Political intimidation & murders

SAM IEC[Source: http://historymatters.co.za/intimidation-sa-politics-david-bruce/ by David Bruce.]

This week the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (Case) released their report, Just singing and dancing? Intimidation and the manipulation of voters and the electoral process in the build-up to the 2014 elections. The report was researhed and written by David Bruce, who writes about the report research below. Read more

Newspapers[Report by South African Monitor.]

There has been a tidal change in the tenor of media reports on South Africa. The Economist writes on 7 October 2013: The continent’s biggest democracies, South Africa and Nigeria, have not lately been a compelling advertisement for representative government. South Africa, ruled by the African National Congress since 1994, is in danger of becoming a de facto one-party state. Read more

SAM revolver[Source: http://www.issafrica.org/uploads/SACQ45_Bruce.pdf by David Bruce.]

Politically motivated killings have occupied a relatively marginal position as an issue of public concern in South Africa since 1994. This may reflect the provincial nature of the problem, since such killings have mainly occurred in KwaZulu-Natal, with a much smaller number occurring in Mpumalanga and even fewer recorded elsewhere. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
59 620 000 (mid 2020 estimate)
3.2% y/y in July 2020 (CPI) & +1.9 y/y in July 2020 (PPI)
-51% q/q (2nd quarter of 2020)
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