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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Caryn Dolley & Sam Sole.]

Cape Town gangs are fighting one another. So what’s new? Cape Town police are also fighting — and the two battles are disturbingly intertwined.

A spat among Western Cape cops has exposed deep fractures in the police — the country’s crime intelligence head having labelled some officers a “rogue team” and a detective accusing them of colluding with underworld figures.

In turn, there are counter allegations that the detective and his allies are the ones who have taken sides in the underworld.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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