South Africa's government and people still have much to do if they are to realise the hopes and dreams of the rainbow nation. There is no doubt that some people have benefited. A small group of well educated blacks, coloureds and Asians have been able to take advantage of new opportunities and their quality of life has improved dramatically. However, unemployment is high and poverty and inequality are still major problems. This book explores the changes that are taking place, and South Africans talk about their hopes for the future as their country enters the twenty-first century.
Includes maps and graphic panels showing statistics and fact boxes about size, flag, population, religion, currency, language.
Rob Bowden is a development geographer who has taught international Environment and Development courses at the universities of Sussex and Brighton. He specialises in African issues and has written several children's books about the region. As well as writing, he runs an educational resourcing and consultancy company. He is a keen photographer and some of his images are used in his books. In 1999 his book 'Journey Through Africa' was highly commended by the Geographical Association and he has also been commended for his great contribution to education.