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South Africa

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South Africa

Some things in South Africa are becoming better as we move into the 21st century,

while others are becoming worse.   The government in South Africa will become better in

the 21st century.   All the provisions of the constitution were in place as of the year 1999.

In June of 1999, President Nelson Mandela’s term ended, and Thabo Mbeki was elected

as president.   There was a peaceful change in government, and Mbeki is doing many things

to help the country.   Some of these include eliminating hatred between races, ending

poverty, and reducing violent crime.   The government is also electing more people of

different races and genders to the National Assembly and the Cabinet.

The economy in South Africa is the best of all the countries in the Africa, and

should continue to improve.   South African’s economy depends mainly on its   mineral

recourses which it exports to many other countries.   South Africa’s government has

invested in many other industries such as tourism and wine, which are fast-growing and

important parts of the economy.   The government is also encouraging businesses to hire

more blacks and coloureds ( a term in South Africa used to identify people of racially

mixed heritage) as they have the highest unemployment rate of any ethnic group in the

country.   South Africa has many plans for an “industrial renaissance,” and is using many

more of the country’s natural recourses and is trying to strengthen its ties with the rest of

the world.  

Education in South Africa is also becoming better.   The government is focusing

much more on the education of people in South Africa.   The government is now requiring

all children to attend at least ten years of school, regardless of race or gender.   A council

of Education Administrators has been established to control the...

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