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1999-04-05

The Two Faces of South Africa

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The eyes of the world and South Africa will be on Pretoria on June 16 when hundreds of world leaders and other dignitaries join tens of thousands of South Africans to cheer on the country’s new president and bid farewell to President Mandela. Hundreds of invitations have already been sent to almost every head of state and government.

June 16 is also Soweto Day, a day that marks the death of a thousand young students in 1976 killed by the Apartheid regime for protesting school conditions. Today we will take a look at the two faces of South Africa: the old and the new. We will hear about a South African leader who almost died after his clothes were laced with insecticide and we will hear about the apartheid assassin responsible. We will hear about the architect of apartheid and his grandson, a member of the ANC. These dichotomies or Fault Lines are laid out in a book just published on the new South Africa

Guest:

  • David Goodman, author of ??Fault Lines: Journeys into the New South Africa (U.C. Berkeley, 1999).

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