While South Africa is one of the richest countries of Africa, why is there so much violence? 25 of the biggest African firms are South African, and its economy is the largest and the most developed on the continent. It grows by 5% every year. Yet, South Africa has a high rate of unemployment and of poverty too. More over, and that is the point, it has the highest crime and rape rate on the continent, and almost the highest in the world. South Africa has a large population of Black, White and Colored people - as they are called - like Asian or Indian people. That is why it is called the rainbow nation, an expression that you will find in every document about South Africa. It is a country where multicultural diversity is developing. Black people are the majority. Yet, they are not the more powerful as we could think. More than 75% of the South African population belongs to Christian churches. The other major religious groups are the Hindus, Muslims and Jews. In South Africa, violence is quite rampant (rape, discrimination, crime ).
[...] According to Thabo Mbeki, “building a truly democratic, non racial, non sexist and prosperous South Africa is essential to avoid social conflict” Reactions In South Africa As we have previously seen, violence in South Africa is very present, and it caused reactions in South Africa, but out of this continent to. What are the South Africans' reactions? First of all, there are many associations for the different things that can happen in South Africa (different sorts of violence, crime, rate, discrimination too), and it can help a lot of people. [...]
[...] When we studied South Africa during the first term at university this year, I was very interested in the course. When the moment to choose our subject has arrived, I looked for ideas on the Internet. I came across an article the title of which was (http://www.afrik.com/article8937.html). I did not know what it was, that's why I read the article. As you will see later, I read that rapex is an anti- rape aid, created by a South African woman. [...]
[...] Then, from the beginning of the settlement of those laws, the ANC (the African National congress) - a centre-left political party created in 1912 which was determined to fight against colonialism in South Africa - began to be more active, sometimes with the help of non-white people. In June 1955, the ANC and others opposition groups adopted the freedom charter, which asked equality for all races. In 1960, the government forbade all opposition groups. Boards Apartheid was implemented by the law. [...]
[...] In 2005, the ex president of South Africa publicly announced that his son was dead because of AIDS. AIDS is not a disease easy to be assumed by most politicians. For example, Thabo Mbeki had once said that he knows nobody who had the virus around him, a thing that brought about outrageousness. Why? Because Mbeki took a long time to introduce the antiretroviral drugs in South Africa. Mandela broke the law of silence when he described HIV as a disease. [...]
[...] Yet, even if we have seen that violence in South Africa is very present and quite rampant, we have to remember that it could be worse! Indeed, the first president in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was a (from a farmer tribe) and not a (from a warrior tribe). So he was much more pacific person and it had a googly effect on South Africa. For the Annex, I decided to choose only the more representative documents I used, and I mentioned the titles of all the documents I found in the bibliography. [...]
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