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Inequalities in South Africa impede National Reconciliation

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa has released a report as the country approaches the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid. The report states that inequalities based on race lines continue to be a stumbling block to national reconciliation. Black South Africans continue to be poor while white South Africans continue to dominate the economy. Generally, white South Africans earn six times more than black South Africans. The current inequalities have their origin in the apartheid system, which favoured whites and placed the resources of the country including land into their hands. The report also noted that Millions of South Africans have lost confidence in their national government. Eleven percent of the people who were interviewed said they did not trust the government. The apartheid rule ended in 1994.


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