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8 Ways The Ugly Remnants of Apartheid Still Exist in South Africa

When Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first Black president in 1994, his ascent was celebrated worldwide and represented a change in the country’s hateful apartheid system that rendered Black South Africans segregated and less than human. Perhaps Mandela’s biggest challenge was to bring reconciliation to a country that, since 1652, had been white-ruled and Black-oppressed. The rural, white-run towns around the major cities would be the hardest to change. Twenty-one years after Mandela’s victory, while South Africa as a whole is a dynamic place that boasts some of the most beautiful territory on Earth, remnants of apartheid still exist in numerous ways.

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