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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Violent Crime

[Source: ISS Today by Stuart Mbanyele & Andrew Faull.]

It’s been three weeks since a battalion of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was deployed to the crime-saturated Cape Flats. Last week, the Western Cape government reported that 25 murders had occurred on the first weekend after deployment, with 46 the next. Read more

[Source: Daily Maverick by Vanessa Burger. Read Part I here.]

On 16 July 2019, an eThekwini Municipality internal audit report revealed the municipality had incurred R50.2m in irregular expenditure in the first three months of the year. Top of the list was Glebelands Hostel where R16.9m was spent on upgrades without a tender process. Read more

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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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