19 min

Apartheid, Inequality and Political Unrest in South Africa The History of Current Events

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South Africa has been labeled the protest capital of the world and rightfully so as its history has been filled with racism, inequality and political unrest. 

On July 9th, 2021, after a call was placed to arrest the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma on corruption charges, his supporters took to the streets and began protesting. It soon turned into a riot. The riots were not about Jacob Zuma they were about wealth inequality. South Africa is the most unequal nation on the planet. This inequality stems from a long history of a country that ruled with a system of racial segregation called Apartheid. 

This episode introduces a series on modern South Africa and what has led to the chaos seen there today.
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/abriefhistory?fan_landing=true)

South Africa has been labeled the protest capital of the world and rightfully so as its history has been filled with racism, inequality and political unrest. 

On July 9th, 2021, after a call was placed to arrest the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma on corruption charges, his supporters took to the streets and began protesting. It soon turned into a riot. The riots were not about Jacob Zuma they were about wealth inequality. South Africa is the most unequal nation on the planet. This inequality stems from a long history of a country that ruled with a system of racial segregation called Apartheid. 

This episode introduces a series on modern South Africa and what has led to the chaos seen there today.
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/abriefhistory?fan_landing=true)

19 min

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