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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Justice Malala.]

Our silence in the face of injustice always comes back to haunt us. Back in October 2016, Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib and other leaders of the institution were invited to a “peace meeting” at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Braamfontein.

Peace was sorely needed on the university campus. Violence, intimidation and chaos held the institution and others across the country in their grip as the #FeesMustFall movement pressed its claims.

The peace meeting was to be attended by students, academics and other stakeholders, from alumni to parents. Hoping for peace and a settlement that would lead to a process to address student demands, Habib and his team arrived at the meeting to be confronted by something totally different. EFF student leader Vuyani Pambo stood up and demanded that Habib leave the meeting immediately.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.6% y/y in February 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
-1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2019)
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