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South Africa: Ten years after apartheid

For almost 50 years, South Africa was ruled by apartheid — a brutal system of racial separation that kept the nation's black majority in poverty while a white minority held the wealth and power. As unrest grew, South Africa seemed destined for a bloodbath. Canada — like many nations — was slow to react but, by the 1980s, assumed a leading role in forcing economic sanctions against South Africa. Canadian business people, activists and clergy also played parts in bringing about all-race elections in 1994, and a surprisingly peaceful end to apartheid.

MacInnes-Rae looks at how South Africa was, and how much it has changed.

Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: April 27, 2004
Guest(s): Mohammed Ali, Leanda Kroevaken, Dennis Kroevaken, Hugh Masekela
Announcer: Chris Skene
Reporter: Rick MacInnes-Rae
Duration: 6:47

Last updated: July 9, 2013

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