Analysis Of Sub-Saharan Africa

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Register to read the introduction… However, within the Commonwealth of Nations it was not officially recognized by Britain until the Statute of Westminster in 1931; it was not until 1961, when South Africa became a truly independent republic (Currey, 1999). More importantly, South Africa recognizes April 27, 1994 as Freedom Day when the 1993 Constitution came into force; it states “This Constitution provides a historic bridge between the past of a deeply divided society characterized by strife, conflict, untold suffering and injustice, and a future founded on the recognition of human rights, democracy and peaceful co-existence and development opportunities for all South Africans, irrespective of colour, race, class, belief or sex” (Du & Doxtader, 2010, p.16). The government’s current stronghold, according to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom through the Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Wall Street Journal, ranks South Africa 75th out of 178 to be considered moderately free as a country. It has one of the largest economies in Sub-Sahara Africa because it produces and exports gold and platinum (The Heritage Foundation, 2014). Moreover, what slows down South Africa’s progress are public servants who by-pass the law in their business interests; access to top officials is controlled by the ruling class monetarily (The Heritage …show more content…
The self-financing colonies in textile, palm oil, gold, diamonds, coffee, and tea markets that rose from African labor eased the European colonization as people were not only used as slaves but to fight small battles in military take overs of indigenous people (Braithwaite, 2014). Since then the divided and conquered societies that were broken down into units have now formed modern day countries. An example of this transition is South Africa as it slowly emerged from the implementation of apartheid, which faced world criticisms in the 1960’s (One World Nations Online, 2014). Up to 3.5 million people were moved away from white areas and placed in colored regions throughout the country (One World Nations Online, 2014). Leaders, such as Nelson Mandela, were imprisoned (1964); in 1973 after growing labor strikes caused civil unrest the United Nations declared discrimination a crime against humanity; in 1976, 500 people were dead and thousands arrested (One World Nations Online,

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