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...struggle veterans, including his closest comrades, Oliver Tambo and Walter Sisulu, for him liberation had come too late.” (Johnson 136) The end of the Mandela regime marked the beginning of a new one; the Thabo Mbeki presidency.
Thabo Mbeki put his office to work right away by dealing with issues regarding the youth, gender equality, the handicapped, HIV/AIDS, NGOs and international relations (Johnson 137). He also implemented an elite-driven foundation for the black middle class which is the Black Economic Empowerment policy (Carton 38). This policy however, failed to address the unskilled sector. He also made South Africa the main point of the continent’s economic development by enticing most of Africa’s Foreign Direct Investment to expend money. Despite all of this, Mbeki has been lambasted for stating that the cause of AIDS is not HIV, but poverty (Meo n.p.).
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