This National Public Radio feature interviews South Africans and gives a fascinating map of the work-in-progress of this ‘Rainbow Nation.’
Here’s an taste: click to hear the whole feature…
From the interview with political commentator Justice Malala: “When I was 20 years old, 23 years ago, I walked with fear in Johannesburg and in Pretoria where I grew up. This wasn’t my country at all,” Malala says. “Today I can say with confidence that this is my country. As a black man, I feel that I belong here, and I have dignity.”
But Malala notes that economics continue to divide the country, calling it a legacy of apartheid.
“Now that fact leads to resentment on the part of the have-nots who say, ‘Well, whose freedom is this, and why is it working for them, and why isn’t it working for me?’ ” he says. “And so you can’t say racial issues have been resolved in this country.”