Effects Of Poverty In South Africa

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Poorest Region, South Africa
South Africa is the most ethnically diverse country in Africa. Poverty has not changed much from 1996 -2001. People in South Africa struggle everyday to find jobs and struggle to survive. Death rates are high and very little has been done to help South Africa get back up on it’s feet. Though there have been some improvements in South Africa, the coutry is still one of the least assisted and prosperous country due to an increase of AIDS, lasting impact of Apartheid, and poor economic development which is why the country’s struggles are so immense.
Companies know quite well that being seen to do anything about Aids may help their image including foreign investors. The harmful aspect in this is that the politicians
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South Africa has the highest rate of people living with HIV (i.e 5.6 million) and people who have died from AIDS (270,000 deaths in 2011) which makes the country concerned for its health. Handing out drugs , and treating sicknesses may sometimes be companies smallest problem when it comes to payment. "It now costs more not to treat than to treat", says clem sunter, a busiess analyst who looks at the effects of aids for a life. Most of these companies don’t want to pay the expenses which the poor people of South Africa can also not pay which in result is not helping their situation. Yet many smaller companies are more possibly to decide it is too harmful for them to provide education for workers and payng for any small medical insurance that is there. in south africa companies are struggling with attempts to fight aids so that the government will hold them responsible for fighting it and care for their workers. South african’s management workers went to different places to find out that the South African government is useless in helping and will not give any anti-AIDS drugs at state hospitals. A long term interest of companies is for South Africa to have as…show more content…
Apartheid was a system which encouraged racial segregation. It eventually grew bigger and bigger and with that came racial violence, attacks and other dangerous acts which caused many in South Africa to die. “During the last years of apartheid, the government established death squads called Askaris that tracked down and killed ANC members, not only within South Africa but elsewhere as well. The government also encouraged black-against-black violence by supporting a group of Zulu tribespeople, the Inkatha Freedom Party, who were violently opposed to the ANC because the ANC was comprised of people from various ethnicities. As a result of these and other government policies and practices, by some estimates South African forces killed over eleven thousand antiapartheid activists and their supporters between 1990 and 1994.”(Patricia) These last moments put effects on South Africa which are still trying to be fixed today. The problem with this is that it costs money which noone will give or help raise. Apartheid has affected South Africa the most with all its laws and harming South Africa’s land and atmosphere. Apartheid was one of the major reason for the struggles of Sout Africa, putting it number one for least prospereous and benefitted. Another reason why Apartheid had negative effects in South Africa was all the wreckage it had caused. Activists protesting Apartheid wrecked

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