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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


SAM SARS[Source: by Loane Sharp.]

It is every person’s civic and moral duty to ask himself whether the government that has power over him is just and fair. He may not have elected the government, and in a democracy it is proper to be resigned to the power that the majority’s bidding has over him. But sometimes the government is so impudent and shameful, so contrary to his sense of justice and fair play, that a man finds its power intolerable. The moral question arises of how he ought to behave. Should he acquiesce as a man resigned? Should he wage a silent struggle against its overweening power? Should he violently thrash against its unbearable dominion? Read more

SAM Kaapstad[Source:]

The mighty African National Congress (ANC), which has held sway since South Africa held its first democratic elections two decades ago, is a wounded giant. A realignment of post-apartheid politics, long predicted but always delayed, now seems plausible as the ANC faces the prospect of splits within and erosion from without. The process is being hastened by the faltering president, Jacob Zuma, who is threatened with yet another round of scrutiny over allegations of corruption going back to an arms deal in 1997. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.4% y/y in April 2019 (CPI) & +6.5 y/y in April 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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