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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Gareth van Onselen.]

This is not a column for the faint-hearted. It attempts, in general terms, to describe “witch-killings”, a brutally violent and primitive issue in SA, that enjoys no real attention, and yet which remains relatively ubiquitous. The details are too horrific properly to inculcate.

Here are some examples, drawn from the past 10 months alone:

September 30 2019, Mtunzini: A 22-year-old mother was hacked to death with a panga by her brother-in-law, with her four-month-old baby still strapped to her back. She was accused of witchcraft.
September 18 2019, Bushbuckridge: A 95-year-old grandmother was beaten to death with a shovel by her 39-year-old grandson. She was accused of witchcraft.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.7% y/y in October 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in September 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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