By Ian Shapiro,Kahreen Tebeau
Democracy got here to South Africa in April 1994, while the African National
Congress received a landslide victory within the first unfastened nationwide election within the country’s
background. That definitive and peaceable transition from apartheid is frequently mentioned as a version for
others to persist with. the recent order has due to the fact survived a number of transitions of ANC management, and it
prevented a possibly destabilizing constitutional main issue in 2008. but huge, immense challenges
stay. Poverty and inequality are one of the maximum on the earth. amazing unemployment has
fueled xenophobia, leading to lethal aggression directed at refugees and migrant staff from
Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Violent crime premiums, quite homicide and rape, stay grotesquely
excessive. The HIV/AIDS pandemic used to be shockingly mishandled on the maximum degrees of presidency, and
an infection charges remain overwhelming. regardless of the country’s uplifting good fortune of
webhosting Africa’s first global Cup in 2010, inefficiency and corruption stay rife,
infrastructure and uncomplicated companies are frequently semifunctional, and political competition and a free
media are stressed.
In this quantity, significant students chronicle South
Africa’s achievements and demanding situations because the transition. The contributions, all
formerly unpublished, signify the cutting-edge within the learn of South African politics,
economics, legislations, and social policy.
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