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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Violent Crime

100_0739[Source: 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

SAM Farm murders Eng[By Carla van der Spuy for South African Monitor.]

Statistical analysis shows that South African farmers are three times more likely than ordinary citizens to be the victims of violent crime, and it is twice as dangerous to produce food than it is to be a policeman. Approximately two thousand farmers and farmworkers have been killed or maimed during the past two decades in South-Africa. In many instances the lives of the victims who survive will never be the same. Their quality of life is often radically diminished. Many suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder after having been brutalized- sometimes for hours on end while their close family members were forced to watch. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.1% y/y in March 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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