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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


SAM ISS Xeno[Report by South African Monitor.]

In South Africa, Human Rights Day is celebrated on 21 March.  However, if incidents of xenophobic violence in the country are anything to go by, the country still has a long way to go where civil liberties are concerned.

In May 2008, a spate of xenophobic attacks took place throughout the country, leaving 62 people dead, hundreds injured and thousands displaced.  Authorities promised to ensure that such incidents would never again take place, but sadly little has changed since then. Read more

100_2984[Source: by Anne-Marie Tomchak.]

Nigeria has protested to South Africa about a “merciless attack” by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town, its foreign ministry has said.

An amateur video on social media sites purportedly shows the man being stripped, assaulted and handcuffed by policemen and security guards. Read more

SAM Refiloe[Source:]

Africa– Tension remains sky-high in Pretoria’s Refiloe township in South Africa on Thursday following an outbreak of xenophobic violence which has seen Somali and Pakistani shop owners fleeing the area.  It was reported that heavily-armed police moved into the area east of the capital city to escort the foreigners following a violent protest. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.6% y/y in February 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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