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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Wild Aid.]

For the fifth consecutive year, the South African government has reported fewer rhinos poached for their horns. In a statement issued earlier this week, the government attributed the decline in poaching to better technology, improved information collection and sharing amongst law enforcement authorities, better regional and national cooperation, and more meaningful involvement of the private sector, NGOs and donors.

“A decline in poaching for five consecutive years is a reflection of the diligent work of the men and women who put their lives on the line daily to combat rhino poaching, often coming into direct contact with ruthless poachers,” said the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.0% y/y in December 2019 (CPI) & +3.4 y/y in December 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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