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 usually mentioned as a version for
others to stick to. the recent order has due to the fact survived a number of transitions of ANC management, and it
prevented a in all likelihood destabilizing constitutional problem in 2008. but huge, immense challenges
stay. Poverty and inequality are one of the optimum on the planet. impressive unemployment has
fueled xenophobia, leading to lethal aggression directed at refugees and migrant staff from
Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Violent crime charges, really homicide and rape, stay grotesquely
excessive. The HIV/AIDS pandemic used to be shockingly mishandled on the optimum degrees of presidency, and
an infection charges remain overwhelming. regardless of the country’s uplifting luck of
webhosting Africa’s first international Cup in 2010, inefficiency and corruption stay rife,
infrastructure and uncomplicated prone 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formerly unpublished, characterize the cutting-edge within the research of South African politics,
economics, legislation, and social policy.
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