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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Politicsweb by John Kane-Berman.]

Earlier this month the “stalwarts and veterans” of the African National Congress (ANC) bestirred themselves to commend their party’s leadership for “grasping the nettle of corruption” following national revulsion at the “frenzy of looting” accompanying the government’s Covid-19 relief efforts.

Others think this frenzy is a crime against humanity that should be referred to the international criminal court, and that the perpetrators should go to hell. Cyril Ramaphosa thinks they are “scavengers” and “hyenas” upon whom he is going to unleash a “special centre” comprising eight government agencies.

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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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