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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Order, the judiciary and the rule of law

[Source: Politicsweb by William Saunderson-Meyer.]

It’s not yet the full-blown stench that makes the stomach heave. It’s just an occasional malodorous whiff, subtly alerting us to something going off. In this case, it’s the first signals that the most important aspect of South Africa’s post-apartheid democracy, an evenhanded and independent judicial system, is under some toxic strain. A few rot spots are beginning to show. Read more

South Africa at a Glance
59 620 000 (mid 2020 estimate)
3.2% y/y in July 2020 (CPI) & +1.9 y/y in July 2020 (PPI)
-51% q/q (2nd quarter of 2020)
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