Apartheid laws were designed to segregate South Africa’s population in terms of race. The majority suffered discrimination in terms of education, economic rights, social standing, and eventually even citizenship. Today, the Bill of Rights enshrines many rights denied in the past.
The dusty town of Sharpeville has seen much history, from the massacre of peaceful protesters to the signing of the new Constitution of a democratic country. We look at the timeline of a place written into the history books.
On the eve of the World Economic Forum at Davos, South Africa grapples with three challenges in building an equal society: high unemployment, poverty and inequality. A way forward is in infrastructure investment, considered the most direct way to creating skilled, high-paying jobs.