Riz Khan
South Africa's challenges
With development rapidly advancing in just some parts of the country - how will inequality be tackled?
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2011 11:09

South Africa is the largest economy in Africa and is considered an emerging global force – but why is it struggling to deal with growing inequality, rampant poverty and corruption?


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