After Mandela

Monday, December 16, 2013

A boy plays with a South African national flag in front of a mural of Nelson Mandela in Soweto Township, as the funeral of former South African President takes place in Qunu, on December 15, 2013 (Oli Scarff/Getty)

South Africa has seen explosive growth for both its economy and political life since Nelson Mandela's release from prison and the end of apartheid -- but there's continued (and worsening) inequality between black and white South Africans. Marcus Mabry, The New York Times editor at large and former Newsweek Johannesburg correspondent, looks at South Africa without Mandela, and the role of the so-called "born free" generation.


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Comments [8]


Well, English is my 7th language (in order of acquisition). Yes, I am multilingual, multicultural and "multidegreed" Yes, I am a naturalized American.
Sometimes, I feel for those who were raised on some tofu and profound "wisdom:" "Smile, hug, repeat the words 'peace, tolerance, love,' and there will be peace and love in the world forever and ever. You don't have to know ANYTHING, you don't have feel ANYTHING (most of all any shame of manipulation) and, or course, you don't have to do ANYTHING else. Don't worry, you won't pay for this. Only the others."
dr anna

Dec. 16 2013 12:09 PM

BTW, Tutu, wasn't invited to the funeral.

Dec. 16 2013 11:44 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Anna, your troll you. What the hell are you talking about?

Dec. 16 2013 11:31 AM

Well, how can I feel when the "public" radio, partly for public money, promotes one of the leading, most despicable haters of the era?

Dec. 16 2013 11:29 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

The ANC is rancid. Once "revolutionaries" or anyone, come to power, their successors tend to care more about enriching themselves and their family.

It's the reason I support markets.

Dec. 16 2013 11:29 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

The human race began in Africa, and I believe will end in Africa. After the final nuclear war, the handfuls of survivors will emigrate to the least irradiated continent, i.e. Africa, and start all over again :)

Dec. 16 2013 11:28 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Tell us how you really feel "anna"

Dec. 16 2013 11:24 AM

Brian, Tutu is as enlightened as Hitler was.

Dec. 16 2013 11:21 AM

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