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Questions relating to the government or politics of the Republic of South Africa.

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Why are education and poverty strongly correlated in South Africa?

As you can read in this statistics paper, in South Africa, the share of individuals attending school and the share of low-income women-led households is strongly correlated. Why?
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What racial classifications systems are used for affirmative action in the Republic of South Africa?

Affirmative Action, in the context of race, ethnicity, etc. can cover a variety of measures such as simple non-discrimination (depending on definitions this might not be classed as "affirmative ...
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Why does South Africa support Nicolás Maduro?

After going through this article on Wikipedia I have learnt that South Africa supports Nicolás Maduro, while most African nations have made no statements and few have maintained neutrality. What is it ...
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Did Pat Buchanan want to be ambassador to South Africa to support apartheid?

I read that Pat Buchanan wanted to be the ambassador to South Africa. Was it for the sake of helping maintain apartheid?
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Why do the U.S. (and other republics) not have separate capital cities for each branch of government?

Background In South Africa, the cities of Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and Johannesburg are the seats of power for the Judicial, Legislative, and Executive branches of government. In the United States ...
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What was the legal basis for the arrest of Gerald Bull by the UN in South Africa?

https://www.damninteresting.com/project-babylon-gerald-bulls-downfall/ lives up to its name, being indeed a damn interesting summary of the career of supergun engineer Gerald Bull. The one part I'm ...
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Why did South African soldiers choose EO over UNITA?

This is a question concerning Executive Outcomes and UNITA. I concede this question is slightly Tom Clancy-esque, but I think now that these events have been largely declassified all these decades ...
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What are the true statistics on farm murders in South Africa

For the most part the ones pushing the idea that white farmers are under assault by the black majority is the organization Afriforum. At first other organizations tried to debunk their stats and ...
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What was the motivation for South Africa to develop its defense sector?

South Africa has an innovative and capable defense industry. They are also exporting their products. But, I am curious about their motivation. What was the motivation for South Africa to develop its ...
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Why aren't Western nations protesting South Africa's blatant discrimination against Caucasian farmers?

According to The Independent: South Africa‘s parliament has passed a motion that could lead to the seizure of land from white farmers without paying them compensation. Passed by an overwhelming ...
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Was Nelson Mandela a terrorist?

I stumbled upon this website and I thought this website was pretty interesting. I think this question is relevant to politics, since this is all we hear about on the news. On the mainstream media, he'...
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