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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Mail & Guardian by Cairo Mathebula.]

“Indololwane” (elbow in isiZulu) is probably a word you have never had to think about but, for Tsonga and Venda people, to know it and be able to say it can mean a safe walk home instead of being assaulted — or worse.

What is an elbow in Zulu?” is a seemingly innocent question but it is not. It seems to have emerged in 2008, when xenophobic attacks rocked the country. “The 21st-century pencil test” headlined an article in the Mail & Guardian on May 24 of that year.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.7% y/y in October 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in September 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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