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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Xenophobia

SAM AP Photo Looting[Source: http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2015/01/25/south-africa-shaken-by-anti-immigrant-riots by Christopher Torchia, Associated Press.  Photo: Associated Press.]

South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed. Read more

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

abstract fire on black[Source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Fear-xenophobia-behind-KZN-attacks-20141216 .]

Recent arson attacks on Somali-owned shops in KwaMashu, near Durban, could be motivated by xenophobia, KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu said on Tuesday.

“Attacking foreign-owned shops is equal to xenophobic attacks,” Mchunu said in a statement.

These acts were “against the values South Africa stands for”. Read more

SAM Chi[Source: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-11-19-groundup-hardship-with-no-safety-net-the-life-of-a-chinese-trader-in-khayelitsha/#.VG6nSJUcTIU by Joyce Xi.]

Next to a small fruit stand and across the street from a hodgepodge of street vendors, Cuiyi Lin sits in front of her furniture store every day waiting for customers. She is the only non-African in the area.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.3% y/y in August 2019 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in August 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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