Burkhardt Huck

An old guardian of international reporting remembers the years of liberation in South Africa and the aftermaths. “When I migrated to South Africa in 1993, it looked as though a new era was at hand. In Berlin, the Wall had fallen and the Cold War was history. The white racist regime of apartheid was forced to capitulate and the call for freedom could be heard across the continent. Soon, though, it became clear that democracy, fought for by broad popular movements, was merely a façade behind which old power structures continued to flourish.”

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Good bye South Africa

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