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By Ian Shapiro,Kahreen Tebeau

Democracy got here to South Africa in April 1994, whilst the African National
Congress received a landslide victory within the first loose nationwide election within the country’s
background. That definitive and peaceable transition from apartheid is usually pointed out as a version for
others to keep on with. the recent order has considering that survived a number of transitions of ANC management, and it
avoided a in all probability destabilizing constitutional problem in 2008. but huge, immense challenges
stay. Poverty and inequality are one of the maximum on this planet. amazing unemployment has
fueled xenophobia, leading to lethal aggression directed at refugees and migrant employees from
Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Violent crime charges, relatively homicide and rape, stay grotesquely
excessive. The HIV/AIDS pandemic was once shockingly mishandled on the maximum degrees of presidency, and
an infection premiums remain overwhelming. regardless of the country’s uplifting luck of
internet hosting Africa’s first international Cup in 2010, inefficiency and corruption stay rife,
infrastructure and easy 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formerly unpublished, characterize the state-of-the-art within the learn of South African politics,
economics, legislation, and social policy.

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