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Business / Economics

South Africa’s security forces once brutally entrenched apartheid. It’s been a rocky road to reform

    By Sandy Africa, University of Pretoria   One of the important tasks that faced South Africa’s democratic government after 1994 was to reform the apartheid-era security apparatus. The African National Congress (ANC), which was voted into power, had a laudable vision in the 1990s for reforming the police, military and intelligence services. Determined that South Africans would never again be subject to the brutality of the security forces, […]

todayApril 22, 2024 5

Opinion Pieces

After the euphoria of Nelson Mandela’s election, what happened next? Podcast

    By Gemma Ware, The Conversation and Thabo Leshilo, The Conversation   It was a moment many South Africans never believed they’d live to see. On 10 May 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as president of a democratic South Africa, ending the deadly and brutal white minority apartheid regime. To mark 30 years since South Africa’s post-apartheid transition began, The Conversation Weekly podcast is running a special three-part podcast […]

todayApril 11, 2024 5