The social history of
the Republic of South Africa
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General social history of the Republic of South Africa
- The Coloureds
- By David Adams, an opinion piece in Mayibuye, July
1995. The unique and difficult history of coloured people
in South Africa means that special efforts are needed to
cement their commitment to the non-racial vision of the
- ABC Agrees with Drug Industry: Affordable
Medicine for Africans is Dangerous
- From BRC-NEWS: Black Radical Congress, 18 jul 1999. South
Africa, which is in the midst of an AIDS epidemic, claims
the right to license local pharmaceutical manufacturers
to produce cheap generic versions of AIDS drugs that would
otherwise be unaffordable for poor South Africans. The U.S.
has taken the side of American pharmaceutical companies,
who are trying to put a stop to the practice, known as
- SA wage gap is lower than world`s
- By Frank Nxumalo, Business Report 23 May 2000.
The gap between South Africa`s highest and lowest paid
wage and salary earners was lower than those in the UK
and US, both rated to be among the fastest growing
economies. This flies in the face of strongly held
perceptions that the wage gap in South Africa is too
great. The large apartheid wage gap was a direct
consequence of discrimination in the workplace, but
this gap has been largely eliminated.
- E Cape farm evictions decrease, but threats
- By Thamsanqa Sesmani, News24, 5 June 2000. There had been
a decrease in the number of actual Eastern Cape farm
evictions over the last six months but an increase in
the number of threatened evictions. Women and children
feel the brunt. None of the evictions were executed with
a court order.
- Unemployment brings with it the stench
- By Terry Bell, in Business Report, 9 June
2000. The turbulence of unemployment is stirring the
social waters, causing a poisonous scum of xenophobia to
rise to the surface. It threatens to suffocate the still
delicate shoots of human rights which have begun to
consign the rubbish of apartheid to the deeper recesses
of our section of the global pond.
The history of children and youth in the Republic of South Africa
- Child Sex Industry Booms In South Africa
- From LaborNews, 23 July, 1996.
- Struggling to survive: At least a quarter of
Cape Town's 2000 street children are selling themselves
- By Gustav Thiel, Electronic Mail & Guardian
(Johannesburg), 21 March 1997. The kids have no say in what
they do because they are controlled by pimps.
The history of women and gender in the Republic of South Africa
- African National Congress Women's League
- on the occasion of March 8 1996, International Women's
- Virgin tests make a comeback
- By Chris McGreal, in Daily Mail & Guardian,
(Johannesburg), 29 September 1999. Critics fear children
pronounced 'pure' in traditional virginity tests could
become sexual prizes as Aids wracks KwaZulu-Natal.