South Africa

Foreign Affairs Article

Mbeki's South Africa

Author: Jeffrey Herbst

Despite remarkable progress since the end of apartheid, South Africa today is badly wracked by AIDS and severe wealth inequalities, with a leadership still fixated on racial struggle. After more than a decade in power, the ANC has yet to reconcile its various ambitions: curbing racism, promoting political participation, and advancing the interests of all South Africans.

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Audio

The Democratic Alternative: Democracy and Development in South Africa, India, and Brazil

Speakers: Ann Bernstein and John Campbell
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Isobel Coleman hosts Ann Bernstein, executive director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa, and John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a discussion on how democracy can achieve inclusive growth in developing countries.

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Audio

William Kentridge: Five Themes (Audio)

Speaker: William Kentridge
Introductory Speaker: Glenn Lowry
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Listen to William Kentridge, draftsman, filmmaker, and sculptor, discuss his life in South Africa and his recent exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Five Themes.

This meeting was made possible by the generous support of Bank of America. 

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Interview

South Africa's Democratic Dilemma

Princeton N. Lyman interviewed by Stephanie Hanson

CFR's Princeton Lyman says deep economic challenges confront South Africa's presumed next president, Jacob Zuma, but there are also opportunities for improved U.S. ties.

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