Why I Never Fell For South Africa

434 words - 2 pages

“Why I never quite fell for South Africa”
By Rory Carroll

Writer Rory Carroll has been living in South Africa for almost four years, despite this, he claims to have never felt at “home” in this country. His somewhat attacking opinions are ultimately based on true facts and he has, with this article highlighted important conflicting issues that South Africans have to deal with on a daily basis. Crime is Carroll’s main point, and even though there has been significant improvement in the country’s crime rate, the odds of becoming a victim to crime in South Africa is higher than that of the “average American and European” The result in ...view middle of the document...

Being the country that is most infected by the HIV virus, South African government is doing little to address the problem at hand. The President of South Africa is unnecessarily investing money in “German submarines” that can’t be justified. It is evident that the government needs to prioritise more clearly. The South African economy has improved significantly since 1994 but even so there is still a large amount of unemployment in the country. Since 1994 South Africa has strived for equality and unity amongst citizens and it is disappointing to see that apartheid still exists in the Internal Government. South Africa is considered a “rainbow nation” but citizens are reluctant to accept ideas concerning “inter racial” relationships and friendships, thus putting restrictions on the society as a whole. Carroll realizes that there are many South Africans concerned that their country will end up like Zimbabwe. He goes on to reassure his readers of this question by stating that there are still positive aspects to South Africa and its government, which demonstrates that they are still responsive to the voters. Overall Carroll stresses that it is easy to lose your heart by the beauty that South Africa radiates, but beneath the external there seems to be far more threatening issues that leave one feeling despondent and disillusioned when thinking of the future of South Africa.

Other Papers Like Why I Never Fell For South Africa

To What Extent Were Economic Motives The Most Important Reason For Britain Obtaining Influence And Possessions In Africa From 1868 – 1902?

1581 words - 7 pages threat threatened to take over lands which were important to trade. The final individual who helped require possessions for Britain was the high commissioner of South Africa, Sir Alfred Milner, Milner was given the role of high commissioner due to his stubborn attitude towards the Boers, with his refusal to compromise, and he’s spreading of anti-Boer feeling in South Africa, and the putting pressure on London to deny all Boer capital, the second

A Brief Overview Of The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

451 words - 2 pages several centuries slaves were the most important reason for contact between Europeans and Africans. What can explain this extraordinary migration, organized initially on a continent where the institution of slavery had declined or totally disappeared in the centuries prior to Columbian contact, and where, even when it had existed, slavery had never been confined to one group of people? To pose the question differently, why slavery, and why were

The Development Theory Of Plate Tectonics

383 words - 2 pages The Development Theory of Plate Tectonics * Introduction In this report I will be describing the theory of the Plate tectonics and showing its main points of development. There are matches between the shapes of South America and Africa. The two continents look like pieces of a jigsaw. Alfred Wegner thought that this meant that the continents where moving. They had once been joined together. He looked for evidence which was recorded in their


9567 words - 39 pages the bank obtain 3 new customers. If these challenges can be overcome, however, inclusive banking could become a major revenue stream for the bank within the next 4 years, while significantly improving the extent of financial inclusion of South Africans living at the base of the economic pyramid. 4 2. The Changing Face of South Africa’s Retail Banking Landscape Even though South Africa has the most sophisticated financial sector in Africa


1233 words - 5 pages I would love to know why Just the mere thought of you Keeps me absolutely restless At the oddest hours of the day, But I know it’s because of my silence. All those times in the past I couldn’t speak up because I was weak. I couldn’t speak up because I was afraid that just like in the past, I would be lynched for my color, For my religion, For my association. I was afraid. You’d cry I’d run away. You’d scream I’d turn away. I


298 words - 2 pages cultures all around the world. India had been an amazing adventure for many reasons. Few years ago I went to Africa, in Mauritania and it amazed me to see how people could leave together even though the poor situation in the country. I felt the same in India and I would say even more. The first thing that I’ve noticed was obviously the fact that the living conditions are terrible for most of the people. I was extremely chocked about it, all those

South Africa Report

2466 words - 10 pages relatively high GDP per capita compared to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa ($11,750 at PPP as of 2012). Despite this, South Africa is still burdened by a relatively high rate of poverty and unemployment, and is also ranked in the top 10 countries in the world for income inequality. ECONOMIC OUTLOOK After slowing to 2.5 percent in 2012, South African economic growth continued to underperform in the second half of 2013. Real growth in

Research Proposal

2129 words - 9 pages carrying out my honours in Psychology. The field of interest is of emotional, behavioural and academic adaptation of immigrants in Universities here in South Africa as I have personally experienced some of the struggles of adapting to a new country. My reason for contacting you is to request that my research proposal be submitted for peer assessment as the proposed assignment is essential for my course in research methodology. Through the peer


1555 words - 7 pages ) HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007 – 2011. Pretoria: Department of Health. Panday, S., Makiwane, M., Ranchod, C., & Letsoalo, T. (2009). Teenage pregnancy in South Africa - with a specific focus on school-going learners. Child, Youth, Family and Social Development, Human Sciences Research Council. Pretoria: Department of Basic Education. Pedlow, C. T. & Carey, M. P. (2004). Developmentally appropriate sexual risk

East African's Great Rift Valley: A Complex Rift System

1715 words - 7 pages Ethiopian Rift. As mentioned in Part I, the rifting of East Africa is complicated by the fact that two branches have developed, one to the west which hosts the African Great Lakes (where the rift filled with water) and another nearly parallel rift about 600 kilometers to the east which nearly bisects Kenya north-to-south before entering Tanzania where it seems to die out (Figure 2). Lake Victoria sits between these two branches. It is thought that

My First Experience

1056 words - 5 pages marching bands and dancing dolls display skills as I dance to the southern creole tunes profusely. I experienced seafood diets and the famous king cakes to the brim and instantly fell in love over again with New Orleans. Though I never got the baby. What more can I ask for than my New Orleans (New Awlins) – ‘the big easy’. New Orleans has been a blessing as I have learned so many new things and met several people that has been a source of inspiration on both my spiritual, academic and emotional life. My New Orleans experience is one that will forever hold close to my heart when I return back to Africa. God bless America.

Related Essays

South Africa As An International Market

3711 words - 15 pages country unlike any other. The changes this country has with stood, the demographics of its people, and the industries that are continuing to grow make for a wide array of factors that benefit the country of South Africa. Few countries are as influenced by as many cultures as the country of South Africa. The country was first influenced by the Dutch (Boers) traders who used a small section of the land as a form of refueling center during the

Title Page Climate Change And Its Effects In South South Part Of Nigeria

4683 words - 19 pages talked about poverty alleviation and food security for the vulnerable Indigenous Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change: Study of Imo and Enugu States in South-South Nigeria groups in Africa, who are most at risk when agriculture is stressed by climate change, as noted before. In addition, there is need for increased awareness, teaching, learning and research by Universities and Research Institutes so as to develop a multi-pronged capacity to

Nelson Mandela's Leadership Essay

1563 words - 7 pages as first black president of democratic South Africa. “be a leader” a statement which means a lot to me, I hope to be an effective leader while showing others how to grow as a leader themselves. As I look to other leaders for inspiration, Nelson Mandela is among the top of my list of great leaders. After such research I found we have much in common about how we are portrayed as a leader. Along with many traits and skills that I have learned

South Africa Pest Analysis

1613 words - 7 pages Africa is a federal state comprising of a national government and nine provincial governments. The constitution of South Africa was adopted in 1996 and implemented officially on 4 February, 1997. Under the political system of South Africa, the President is the executive head of the state elected by the parliament for two five year terms. The political system of South Africa has significantly evolved since the apartheid era. Type: Parliamentary