The View from the Cape

From Africa is a Country Thu Nov 22 2012, 12:00:39

When legal apartheid finally ended in 1994, South Africa's new democracy faced one overwhelming challenge: to improve the lives of the country's poor, or at least to maintain the hope that the future would be better. Yet with an enduring global economic recession, it can no longer be denied, not even by the eternal optimists [...]

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