Jay Sanders September 29, 2011 Instructor: Margaret Kidd Topic: The Geography of Politics in South Africa President Zuma Flag and Map of South Africa: [pic] indite: Jacob Zuma, South Africas New President: Scholars, politicians, and world opinion corroborate struck a consensus on the terms of South Africas evolving semipolitical order. In its gloomy flashes, the consensus worries about the weakness of representative institutions in the face of constant political demands, widespread unrest in Kwa-Zulu/Natal, the temptations of corruption and populist demagoguery, and the dangers of vast economic inequality. But pessimism is curtly superseded by determined optimism, celebrating the miracle of the (more or less) peaceful transition to commonwealth and the ground swell of racial good will: the African National Congress (ANC) leads the democratic government of an increasingly democratic society. The ANC must, of course, consult minority parties in the Government of National Unity (GNU) and elevate national reconciliation but, as the majority party, can rouse unwanted advice. Thus, the consensus concludes, South Africa is on the road to what Nelson Mandela calls ordinary democratic government.
Observers comport quipped that the greatest mystery surrounding South Africas presidential elections this calendar week was not the identity of the victor Jacob Zuma had the job sewn up when he seized control of the countrys ruling party in 2007, but rather his first lady. Zuma, who will almost sure be confirmed in the coming days, is an unabashed polygamist. Thats middling one of the personal quirks causing some foreigners to shudder at the prospect of Zuma assuming control of one of Africas most lucky democracies. An uneducated freedom fighter who hoisted himself out of poverty and served a prison sentence alongside Nelson Mandela under South Africas Apartheid regime, Zuma is harbinger as a canny politician whose rough-hewn populism â" his unofficial air is the Zulu anthem... If you want to get a full essay, order it on our website: Ordercustompaper.com
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