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    At present, the South African constitution guarantees equality between males and females on a legal, social and political basis. This does not necessarily display the way we as individuals are towards the next person but rather what we as a country are aspiring to become as a nation. I agree with the statement that gender is in transition in South Africa; however, it is problematic to argue that it is in transition in the whole of South Africa due to the influence of patriarchy in the foundation

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    After a long difficult struggle South Africans welcomed freedom and democracy on April 27, 1994 ("20 years of freedom”). Democracy research groups Freedom House and Polity both label South Africa as democratic ("Freedom in the World” and Cole and Marshall). South Africa has a population of 51.7 million; of these 79.2% are black, 8.9% are white, 8.9% are coloured, and 2.5% are Indian/Asian ("South Africa: fast"). Before the democratic change, the minority white group oppressed the majority black group;

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    Africa’s history: the anti- apartheid liberation movement in South Africa. In the late 1940s, the white government of the National Party implemented laws that supported white supremacy and segregation in South Africa. The series of discriminatory laws were referred to as the apartheid laws, and created a society in which blacks were, essentially, denied the rights to succeed economically, politically, and educationally. For decades, black South Africans were subject to unfair treatment by police, denied

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    HIV in South Africa The problem of HIV has been a growing concern around the world, but in no country has HIV had a greater effect on the population than in South Africa. Research has found that there are approximately 6.4 million people infected with HIV in South Africa, giving the country an overall infection rate of 12.2%(Shisana et al., 2014). This makes South Africa the country with the world’s highest rate of HIV-infected people. New infections occur at an approximate rate of 100,000 cases

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    discrimination but America and South Africa have had the largest accounts of segregation that has advanced their cultures and beliefs as individual countries. In both of these events we can see a trend of property rights and using people as property to own and handle at one’s disposer. Because of the advancements in the West we can prove that throughout history, and in the mid 1900s

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    The Great Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is located in the south of Africa. The climate, the people, the lifestyle, and their government; these are all so different than what we see and experience everyday. Zimbabwe is a whole other walk of life. They eat different foods, wear different clothes, and they also have different structures of homes. Zimbabwe isn't too big but also not that small. It is slightly larger than the state of Colorado and it has no coast. The climate is beautiful. It is a mediterranean

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    in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa”(Mandela). Mandela touch many lives throughout his life. He even touched the lives of people who never met him in face to face. Many people felt like they knew him by listening to his words and from the actions he took to make South Africa a better place. He had so much conviction in the way he did things. He was an inspiring person that many people still try to live their life in example

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    in the world. It carries a heavy meaning, and an even heavier burden when describing South Africa. Rape is rampant throughout South Africa with at least 27 women being raped per day just in West Cape. Although the horrors of rape are widespread in South Africa, little to no action is ever taken against rape cases with only 1% of reported cases ending in conviction (“About Rape”). Even more prevalent in South Africa is the never-ending racism. Apartheid, the Afrikaans word meaning separateness, brought

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    Culture in a South African context Introduction In 1994 Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu coined the phrase “the rainbow nation” to describe post- apartheid South Africa. This term was used to capture the new nature of South Africa, as nation rich in culture, which celebrates diversity. However twenty years after democracy South Africa still has one of the largest wealth gaps in the world meaning there is big inequality between different levels of staff i.e. management level and labourers. By closely analysing

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    Mandela has influenced and taught the world in so many different ways. He fought for equal rights for blacks in South Africa. He also campaigned and raised money for so many different organizations. Lastly he taught people how to forgive and work towards a common goal, which in this case was peace and equal rights. Rolihlala “Nelson” Mandela was born on July 18th, 1918 in Mveso, South Africa. His father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was the village chief. Being the son of Chief Henry’s third wife, Nosekeni

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