This tour is designed to give your students a broad economic, social, and political overview of South Africa. It addresses the history of colonialism and apartheid and how that hated system which was overthrown in the 1994 elections and brought Nelson Mandela to power. Despite initial promise that democratic transition has run into a range of social, economic, and political crisis from low growth and investment levels, to rising social tensions, high levels of corruption and civil rights abuses. The tour addresses how South Africa is dealing with those crises and what the future holds for the rainbow nation.
At the end of the tour students will have had a first-hand case-study insight into:
- The difficulties that accompany transitions from dictatorship to democracy
- The nature of social and economic policy formulation in emerging democracies
- The economic potential of African economies as drivers of future global growth