Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What Do We See Now in South Africa?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about South Africa. Sixteen years ago, the end of apartheid and the establishment of democracy in South Africa inspired the world. So what should we make of the racial and economic tensions troubling South Africa now? How are the challenges of creating a post-colonialist democracy similar or different from those we've faced in the United States? If you were active in opposing apartheid, do you still feel a sense of responsibility to the South African people? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Gerald LeMelle, executive director of Africa Action

Leslie Dikeni, research associate at University of Pretoria, urban sociologist and co-editor of the book, The Poverty of Ideas: South African Democracy and the Retreat of the Intellectual.

Asghar Adelzadeh, an economist with United Nations University working on economic development models for South Africa.

Click to Listen: What Do We See Now in South Africa?