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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Violent Crime

SAM SAPS[Source: by Ivo Vegter.]

Police commissioner Riah Phiyega and her spokesperson, Solomon Makgale, did not take kindly to a recent IRR report entitled the Broken Blue Line. This report claims serious crime committed by police officers remains a big problem, and efforts to combat it have been ineffective. So, who is right?

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Fire[Source: by Crystal Oderson.]

Foreigners in South Africa on Monday criticised the government’s response to xhenophobic attacks in the commercial capital of Johannesburg saying a political voice is needed to stop the mayhem. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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