The 25 year-democratic journey has been a roller-coaster ride for South Africans. While the current government has achieved a lot in a bid to reverse the legacy of the apartheid system, many are worried about corruption in the public sector and sluggish economic growth.
As we wrap up our This week in 1994 series we look at the governing party’ national conference, which happened eight months after the African National Congress (ANC) realised its dream of a non-racial and democratic South Africa.
This week we focus on the history of the Freedom Front Plus (FF+), a minority Afrikaner party that shook South Africa’s political landscape during the May 8 elections.
South Africa’s education system has had profound changes since the advent of democracy. But it’s still riddled with dismal learner outcomes in poor schools, which some believe, continues to perpetuate apartheid-era patterns of labour market inequality.
This week we reflect on democratic South Africa’s bold step to become a founding member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), thus opening up the young democracy’s economy to international prices and competition.