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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Brij Maharaj.]

A dodgy 1980s Indian arms deal echoes the murk and dirt surrounding the South African version in the 1990s, including the miserable failure of the Seriti Commission to properly investigate the scandal.

On 21 April 2016 an innovative commercial product was launched in South Africa — the new, improved Seriti washing powder which washes whiter than white. It was packed with nano-detergents with supernatural powers which ensures that even the whiff of evil and corruption simply vanishes, and never, ever returns.

Inevitably, South African politicians, especially those from the ruling party who feed from the trough, were falling over themselves to acquire this miracle product that could cleanse and purify body, mind and soul. The Guptas may most probably argue that this is the equivalent to bathing in the Ganges (which would wash away all sins and turn malefactors into saints).

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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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