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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Marianne Thamm.]

Are the communications of Western Cape High Court judges being monitored? The ‘leak’ of a private letter to a judge which is currently being used on Twitter in a propaganda campaign supporting Judge President John Hlophe, his legal representative Barnabas Xulu and others suggests an illegal interception.

Readers of Daily  Maverick might be familiar with “Africanist/Writer/Speaker” Modibe Modiba as the Unisa student describes himself in his twitter biog.

Modiba made his entrance as an amateur agent provocateur in March 2020 when he accused the Daily Maverick on Twitter of having orchestrated a paid propaganda campaign against select individuals.

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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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