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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: TimesLive by Nico Gous.]

The KwaZulu-Natal health department expanded its registrar programme in 2019 from 314 to 414, but aimed to fill the 100 new posts with only black candidates.

Some called this discriminatory, unconstitutional and racist, but the provincial health department said it was “unapologetic about addressing these imbalances of the past”.

“South Africa, including KwaZulu-Natal, remains an unequal society with limited opportunities for self-development for those who were historically oppressed,” departmental spokesperson Ncumisa Mafunda said.

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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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