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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Violent Crime

SAM Loot[Source: http://mg.co.za/article/2015-01-22-two-dead-foreign-owned-shop-burnt-in-soweto from SAPA.]

One person was shot dead and a foreign-owned shop was burnt down in Soweto on Wednesday night, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

This brings the death toll to two from violence that broke out in Snake Park, Dobsonville on Monday involving locals and foreigners. Read more

100_0739[Source: http://themediaonline.co.za/2014/12/place-of-sorrow-farm-murders-and-the-public-broadcaster by Ed Herbst.]

Last week the seventh annual United Nations Human Rights Commission Forum on Minority Rights in Geneva heard a submission on farm murders in South Africa by AfriForum and the Freedom Front Plus. The theme for the Commission’s sitting this year was ‘Preventing and addressing violence and atrocities targeted against minorities’. The forum was attended by more than 500 international delegates and the world’s leading media houses. Why, then, asks Ed Herbst, is there a news blackout on the SABC about farm murders? Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in May 2019 (CPI) & +6.4 y/y in May 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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