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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Greg Nicolson.]

Occupy public land in Nelson Mandela Bay and you won’t be forcefully removed. The EFF managed to implement the policy in the city, which critics say is undermining its long-term plans.

The EFF emerged as kingmakers in Johannesburg and Tshwane in 2016 and by working with the DA-led administrations has been able to achieve a number of its manifesto commitments, such as insourcing City workers and extending clinic opening hours.

It’s in Nelson Mandela Bay, however, where the party may have won its most symbolic victory — halting the eviction of those who illegally occupy municipal land.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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