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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


376[Source: by Warda Meyer.]

Two bills before Parliament mean South Africans could face Zimbabwean-style land grabs, with both agricultural and private property ownership being put at risk, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.  But the claims were poo-pooed by the government, AgriSA and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (Plaas).  Read more

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Many members of the judiciary are uneasy about the draft Superior Courts Act norms and standards that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has prepared.  Mogoeng has been an energetic leader of the judiciary since his appointment to the apex of the institution. He has relentlessly pursued the objective of ensuring that access to speedy and efficient justice for all is honoured in practice and not restricted to empty proclamations about it. Read more

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Read President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech here.

[Source: by Kim Cloete.]

President Jacob Zuma has delivered his State of the Nation (SONA) speech to Parliament, focusing very much on the past rather than the future, but raising some burning immediate issues, from the weak rand to strikes in the mining sector and violent protests. Read more

President write the speech[Source: by Ranjeni Munusamy.]

On Thursday, President Jacob Zuma will deliver the first of two State of the Nation addresses for 2014. Thursday’s speech is the annual Opening of Parliament address, while the second will take place when a new government is elected after the May elections. So the taxpayer will cough up R5.7 million for the pomp and ceremony of Thursday’s event, for Zuma to announce the year plan for a government whose term comes to an end on 22 April. If there is anything we all need to deal with, it is the true state of our nation – not the one the president will present as his valedictory State of the Nation address for his first term of office. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in October 2018 (CPI) & +6.9 y/y in October 2018 (PPI)
2.2% q/q (3rd quarter of 2018)
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