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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BusinessTech.]

A new Pretoria High Court case is set to decide on South Africa’s surveillance laws and the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act (RICA).

The case – which has been brought by the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism – is set to consider whether parts of the RICA are unconstitutional, as they infringe on the right to privacy and freedom of expression.

This comes after it emerged that amaBhungane journalist Sam Sole’s communications were intercepted while he was reporting on the corruption investigation against former president, Jacob Zuma.

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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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