South Africa: Transition to Freedom?
Program #BRUD001. Recorded in Denver, CO on November 19, 1993.Eighty-one years after the African National Congress was formed to fight white rule, its leaders shook hands with the party that devised apartheid in an agreement which, at least on paper, will treat blacks as equals to whites. On November 18, 1993, Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk signed South Africa's first non-racial constitution. The agreement takes effect immediately after elections in April, 1994. It provides for the elimination of all legal vestiges of apartheid as well as the ten homelands created by whites as reservations for blacks. After decades of strife and struggle, what will the new South Africa look like?
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