South Africa’s ‘Born Free’ Generation Is Fed Up

Women pack up their roadside food stall in Alexandra Township, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, July 15 2021 (AP photo by Ali Greeff).
Women pack up their roadside food stall in Alexandra Township, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, July 15 2021 (AP photo by Ali Greeff).

Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, Africa Watch, which includes a look at the week’s top stories and best reads from and about the African continent. Subscribe to receive it by email every Friday. If you’re already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your email inbox. South African civil society campaigners and social activists have long cautioned about the perils of the country’s extreme levels of economic inequality. Now the violent uprisings in parts of South Africa, initially triggered by the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma for his refusal to testify before […]

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