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    Mandela, the first official president of South Africa, speaks to a country which has suffered apartheid and turns a new leaf toward democracy. In this celebratory event, Mandela uses parallel structure, pathos, inductive reasoning, and other rhetorical devices to aid his speech to give South African strength and hope, commemorates the nation’s route to democracy, and to show gratitude to the contributors to the democracy. For example, Mandela commemorates the nation’s route to democracy through inductive reasoning, metaphor, and pathos. Using inductive reasoning, Mandela shows the South Africans’ contribution to democratic nation. Mandela states that they have pledged “to liberate…people…from the continuing bondage of poverty… [they] succeeded…

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    Apartheid in South Africa was characterized by grotesque segregation between various ethnic groups. This categorization encouraged empathetic disconnection among said races and promoted white supremacy. In diminishing empathy betwixt distinct racial groups, apartheid stimulated South African distrust of the law. Apartheid caused South Africans to misunderstand the law 's role in defining and protecting human rights, but empathy may earn South Africans the trust, initiative, and comprehension…

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    Nelson Mandela A Great Leader Did you ever wondered who Nelson Mandela was and what he did for his country? Nelson Mandela is known for his story of success for democracy in his country. He gave a lot of citizens the right to vote for a leader. In 1994, he reached an agreement that allowed a Government of Unity. This may sound easy, but if you knew in what hardships Mandela had to go through to achieve his goals for a better country. Nelson Mandela did great achievements for a reconciliation in…

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    October 2015 South Africa South Africa is located south of the equator in the southern hemisphere, its absolute location is 30 degrees South and 25 degrees East. South Africa is bordered by Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland, as well as the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Diversity is a huge feature in South Africa because it has about 11 official languages as well as many different cultures and ethnic groups. South Africa has one of the continent's largest economies, and also is the only country…

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    South Africa has been the scene of a number of momentous social engineering projects from colonialism and segregation to apartheid and currently, the democratic transformation (Christopher 2001). The system of racial segregation in South Africa, known throughout the world as apartheid, effectively found its way into every dimension of black people’s lives. The apartheid regime under authoritarian leadership of the National Party (1948-1994), sought to control black lives from the cradle to the…

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    Racial Quota Analysis

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    Racial quotas have taken South Africa by storm in the modern era with the South African rugby union as well as Cricket South Africa implementing them with the introduction of players of colour in their respective squads. The history of these instances where teams have not been allowed to compete, or athletes have been denied with respect to these quotas are reminiscent of similar measures implemented during the early years of South Africa’s post-1994 democracy, and represent the highest measure…

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    that Nelson Mandela changed South Africa with his work with the African National Congress, towards peaceful democracy, at a time when the opposite direction was towards violence and bloodshed. Nelson Mandela changed South African Laws in favor of race relations, so that every South African citizen would have rights and equal opportunity. Mandela is honored with the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize along with Frederik Willem Dr. Klerk for their joint effort in the peaceful termination of the apartheid…

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    victorious in the South African presidential elections, given to the people of South Africa. It is a speech made with the purpose of creating unity within South Africa, showing gratitude to the people who helped him become the new president, and celebration with great plans for the future, all using an incredibly humble tone, and use of diction throughout the piece. Many personal pronouns are used within this speech, allowing the audience to be able to feel included, and making the speech…

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    Decolonized South Africa

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    the Europe to Africa described Africans as a less free people (Byrnes, 18). Such disrespectful and barbarous thought gave…

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    D.J. Opperman’s poem, Christmas Carol, uses the function of ‘place’ in both the setting and the language of the poem in order to make a social commentary about the racial segregation and cultural divide in South Africa. The following essay will discuss how his reference to the biblical story of the birth of Jesus Christ, as well as the historical significance of District Six in South Africa, substantiates the former statement. According to the IIE Module Guide (2017:16), ‘Space’ is a neutral…

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