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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Socio-economic rights and obligations

[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

[Source: Daily Maverick by Ismail Lagardien.]

If Andrek “Panyaza” Lesufi knew the origins of Afrikaans, he might think twice. Then again, ‘non-African’ slaves and indentured labourers who were brought to the Cape during the Dutch era — which studies have confirmed as among the seminal originators of Afrikaans — are erased from the ANC’s ideological revolutionary training, and the cadre of Little Octoberists that today populate the ministries and public offices around the country. Read more

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.3% y/y in August 2019 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in August 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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