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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Event

William Kentridge: Five Themes

 

This large-scale exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) surveys nearly three decades of work by South African artist William Kentridge. Dealing with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism, his work offers a glimpse into the daily lives of South Africans. This exhibition explores five primary themes in Kentridge's art from the 1980s to the present, and underscores the inter­relatedness of his mediums and disciplines. Please join us at MoMA for a discussion with William Kentridge, Richard N. Haass, and Glenn D. Lowry followed by a private viewing of William Kentridge: Five Themes.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Bank of America.


5:30 to 6:15 PM Reception
6:15 to 7:00 PM Introductory Remarks and Discussion
7:00 to 8:30 PM Reception and Private Viewing of Exhibit
at
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

Please use The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance.

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Event

A Conversation with Jacob Zuma

After the forced resignation of South African president Thabo Mbeki in September, and the subsequent departure of several cabinet members, Kgalema Motlanthe was sworn in as South Africa's interim president. It is widely expected that Jacob Zuma, the leader of the African National Congress, and former deputy president, will fill the top post after elections in April. Please join us for the 2008 Darryl G. Behrman Lecture on Africa Policy, featuring Jacob Zuma. Mr. Zuma will discuss the state of South African politics, South Africa's role in addressing regional challenges, and his thoughts about South Africa's future.

Inaugurated in 2005, the Darryl G. Behrman Lectureship on Africa Policy was funded by members of the Behrman family in memory of Darryl G. Behrman, who came to the United States from South Africa. He had an abiding passion for the continent of his birth and for international peace and cooperation, and was in the process of expanding his work in Africa when he died in 2002. The lectureship is designed to bring Africa to greater attention in the United States.

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