South Africa and Affirmative Action
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The paper explores the solutions to South Africa's problem of unemployment and examines the disputed success of the black economic empowerment program that is the world's most rigorous form of affirmative action. The paper makes it clear that South Africa, like other nations, will make its share of mistakes. The paper concludes that there is much work to be accomplished and those mistakes will only serve to strengthen and improve the progress towards their future.
Black Economic Empowerment
Black Economic Empowerment
From the Paper:"Even as the white minority South African government gave way to the black majority government, reversing the affects of decades of apartheid is no small undertaking, and one that could take as many decades as apartheid existed to reverse that damage. The challenges that the country faces today are numerous; incredibly high crime and violent crimes rates; unemployment, poverty, poor education systems, poor infrastructure that has failed to bring to the South African people access to medical care and education as regards HIV/AIDS; sewer and water delivery systems that would reduce disease and ailments arising from poor sanitation and clean drinking water, and insufficient housing for its thousands of urban poor."
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