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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Moneyweb by Kim Harrisberg.]

The South African government’s promises to give land taken during apartheid back to black South Africans are under the spotlight during national elections this week, land experts said.

President and African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa last year launched a process to change the constitution to make explicit provision for the redistribution of land without pay to address high levels of inequality.

“The land issue over the past 18 months has exploded within South Africa,” land expert Ruth Hall told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in June 2019 (CPI) & +5.8 y/y in June 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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