South Africa's Uncertain Political Future

Friday, October 21, 2011


Seventeen years after the fall of apartheid, South Africa's ANC government has failed to provide basic services to the people of South Africa. Andrew Meldrum of GlobalPost reported from southern Africa for almost three decades. He says he's afraid that the rhetoric of a young firebrand Julius Malema may speak to people's discontent and help usher in an era of real instability in South Africa. 

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Myles Toomey from Elmhurst illinois

I enjoyed your show on South Africa, which I listened to on your podcast. In my defense,I am a member of my local NPR station (WBEZ) so I feel entitled (surely one of the one percent, me).
Being a pedant as well as a freeloader, I feel it necessary to point out that the noon gun is fired not to warn of shoals, but to enable the ships in harbor to synchronize their chronometers, very important for that whole longitude thIng (see Sobel).
Completely irrelevant to your story, but as I said, I am a pedant.
Keep up the good work.

Nov. 02 2011 02:44 PM

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