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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: The South African by Alexis Haden.]

There’s good news and there’s bad news.  For the first time in five years,  the Global Peace Index released by Vision of Humanity found that “peacefulness” has increased globally.

The 2019 edition showed a slight increase in peacefulness with Iceland ranked the most peaceful country, followed by New Zealand, Portugal and Austria.

The bad news?

Despite this improvement, the world remains considerably less peaceful now than a decade ago, with the average level of peacefulness deteriorating by 3.78 per cent since 2008.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in May 2019 (CPI) & +6.4 y/y in May 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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