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Incidents of gender-based violence and early pregnancy continued to increase. Climate change and state mismanagement of infrastructure exacerbated the impacts of two floods in KwaZulu-Natal province. People displaced by floods were unable to access medicine and healthcare while water supplies were disrupted. Sanitation conditions in public schools were poor. The number of households living in informal settlements increased. Operation Dudula, an anti-migrant movement, launched in three additional provinces. Xenophobic violence resulted in injury and loss of life. Police continued to use excessive force in attempts to quell protests; the right to life and security of the person was violated. The authorities failed to ensure that the mining industry complied with standards to prevent human rights violations. There was an absence of legislation to hold government and corporate companies accountable to climate commitments.

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