South Africa Today: Trends and Indicators

  • Diane E. Eynon


While this book focuses on post-apartheid South Africa, it is important to understand the final years of apartheid rule, the key political players, and the conditions and terms under which the African National Congress came to power. This chapter provides an overview of where the country has come since the end of apartheid—outlining key trends in the economy, employment, public safety, public health, higher education, gender, and other areas. Those trends, briefly outlined in Chapter 1, are explored in greater depth throughout the rest of the book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane E. Eynon
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  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of PennsylvaniaAccordUSA

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