South Africa's Apartheid Legacy
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The paper describes the period of apartheid in South Africa where the government enacted laws of segregation between blacks and whites. The paper relates that while the 1990s brought an end to the discriminatory practices of apartheid, its remnants still exist in the forms of economic inequality, unequal land ownership and poor health in black communities. The paper looks at the African National Congress' implementation of the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy and the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA) in their efforts to combat these types of inequality. The fundamental concerns and limitations associated with these endeavors are also considered.
From the Paper:"South Africa represents an ethnically diverse country with large proportions of Caucasian, Indian, and racially-mixed communities on the Continent. The East Asian population represents a very small minority, with Chinese South Africans who are the descendants of migrants workers classified as Indian or non-white, while those from Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan hold an honorary white status, because of their home countries' diplomatic ties. The gist, at around 80% of the population consists of Black South Africans, who collectively speak nine officially-recognized languages, and make up the poorest layer of the population. Blacks represent over 90% of the 21.9 million poor, with the rate of poverty continuing to increase for all ethnic groups and provinces."
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