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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.


SAM Bantustans map[Source: by Laura Phillips, Arianna Lissoni & Ivor Chipkin.]

There is a joke in public service circles that goes something like this: “Have you heard what happened to South Africa after 1994? It was colonised by its Bantustans.”

The story is usually accompanied by wry laughs about South Africa’s new “colonialism of a special type”. Read more

100_0944[Source: by Jessica Eaton.]

This time last year, on the eve of South Africa’s 20th anniversary of the first multiracial democratic elections, Nelson Mandela lay sick in the hospital as the country mourned—not only the imminent passing of the nation’s father but also for the sad state of the nation itself. Read more

SAM NUMSA[Source:  by Phillip de Wet.]

In Pinetown, a security guard was stoned. In Kimberley, tyres burned in front of a factory entrance.  In Wadeville on the East Rand, women were beaten. In Krugersdorp on the West Rand, workers were told they would face consequences “like Marikana” should they cross the picket line. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in May 2019 (CPI) & +6.4 y/y in May 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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