Some things in South Africa are becoming better as we move into the 21st century,
while others are becoming worse. The government in South Africa will become better in
the 21st century. All the provisions of the constitution were in place as of the year 1999.
In June of 1999, President Nelson Mandela’s term ended, and Thabo Mbeki was elected
as president. There was a peaceful change in government, and Mbeki is doing many things
to help the country. Some of these include eliminating hatred between races, ending
poverty, and reducing violent crime. The government is also electing more people of
different races and genders to the National Assembly and the Cabinet.
The economy in South Africa is the best of all the countries in the Africa, and
should continue to improve. South African’s economy depends mainly on its mineral
recourses which it exports to many other countries. South Africa’s government has
invested in many other industries such as tourism and wine, which are fast-growing and
important parts of the economy. The government is also encouraging businesses to hire
more blacks and coloureds ( a term in South Africa used to identify people of racially
mixed heritage) as they have the highest unemployment rate of any ethnic group in the
country. South Africa has many plans for an “industrial renaissance,” and is using many
more of the country’s natural recourses and is trying to strengthen its ties with the rest of
Education in South Africa is also becoming better. The government is focusing
much more on the education of people in South Africa. The government is now requiring
all children to attend at least ten years of school, regardless of race or gender. A council
of Education Administrators has been established to control the new educational system.
More funding from the government is being raised and put towards education, and more
universities have been established for the people of...