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July 04, 2003

The New South Africa

This article in The Spectator offers a peak under-the-hood of power politics in South Africa. The author does undersell the ANC's liberal faction (as opposed to the Communist/Left and Africanist/Pan-Africanist wings)-this is a nation that has abolished the dealthy penalty and has some very gay friendly laws. But in general he makes some cogent observations, the Xhosa domination of the state apparatus, the importance of dynastic ties of blood and the ignorance of much of the non-Afrikaaner white South Africa watching press of the differences between the black tribes.

Posted by razib at 07:39 AM