Though the transfer and sharing of political power is long a matter of the past, the leveling of economic disparities among the non-White peoples of South Africa remains an elusive and as yet unrealized goal.
Africa in general, though South Africa in particular, has in the last twenty years been a testing ground for a variety of programs and initiatives to heal racial divisions and remedy racial and social inequities. “At a more general level, there is Africa’s role in the broad redefinition of international morality and law. Africa, perhaps more than any other continent, has helped to make domestic racism in a particular society an issue of international relevance” (Mazrui 304). The paradox is such that though South Africa led the way in redressing the political wrongs left by colonialism, it has largely faltered in fixing the socio-economic ones. It is that disparity which stands before us here.
The Union of South Africa was formed into a dominion of the British Empire in 1910, whereupon racial segregation and economic isolation became an institutionalized policy of the white-dominated government (South Africa 1998). Looking back, this was by far the decision which would have the greatest consequences upon the future of the country. Even if the ways and means whereby race-based economic disparities continued to plague South Africa’s black population throughout the 1990’s were as widespread as the disparities themselves, one area for which the country should receive praise is in the realm of literacy rates and infant mortality. By 2000 literacy rates had risen from their pre-1991 level of some 77% to approximately 88% of the population, a marked increase. This successfully solved the lack of basic reading skills in those members of the population who had until then been ignored or denied basic access to education. As well, infant mortality levels have dropped from 49% in 1990 to 46% in 2007, a change which can be directly attributed
The very name and idea of pre-1991 South Africa, for many decades, conjured up an image of widespread political repression, endless racial and ethnic conflict, and economic impoverishment, to say nothing of serving as a reminder of Europe’s colonial legacy across the whole of…
Apartheid System and its impact on Education in South Africa. South Africa is one of those countries in the world which has excellent scenic beauty, superb weather and is blessed in every way. It is a country with abundance of natural resources, a good network of transport system, proper education and law structure and enough fertile land for agriculture.
South Africa is a beautiful place blessed not just with the richness of its soils but of its human assets as well. The diverse colors of its inhabitants for one, is a great wealth in itself because of the diversity of culture and ideas, not to mention the individual skills and talents of the people.
In a nutshell, it can be said that the paper comprises of in-depth analysis of history, political system, demography and development of South Africa. The paper also focuses upon various conflicts that the country faced over the period of time. It is a thorough examination of conflict and development of the nation.
This is a phenomenon that had its roots in the early 1650s, a time when white settlers entered the country and started to dominate in the various sectors of economy and governance. However, it is not until 1948 that the apartheid policy became the subject and slogan for the National Party, which vowed to protect the whites from being dominated by the non-whites in all aspects of life.
iving us a clear and vivid picture of the very inception of the diamond mines and how people from various parts of the world set up huge mining companies. He takes us back in time to the year 1872, when diamond digging was considered as a settled industry and explains all the
The blacks were not alone in the war against the vice that apartheid was because they could receive support from nations abroad and the church councils also played a key role in fighting the vice. Foreign
It is a thorough examination of conflict and development of the nation.
The term ‘Colonialism’ is referred to a practice of domination that entails the subjugation of one group of people to another. It also refers to political and economic control
The essay will begin with a brief background preview of the South Africa’s tourism sector. Just like many other African countries, South Africa also depends on its tourism sector as a major source of income for the country’s economy. The country is endowed with unique and beautiful tourism attraction sites.