Search SEARCH

What are the challenges of leading South Africa after the apartheid?

We are learning in class about the apartheid, and I just came up with this question while thinking about it. I realize that it was difficult for Nelson Mandela to rule, because the whites were expecting the worst from him, and harbored a lot of resentment, but what else caused much difficulty? I'm just curious ... Thanks! Helen - I just saw the movie Invictus with our class, and it seemed that the whites were pretty bitter towards Mandela ... But I guess that was just my perception (and the movie's) and not reality ..

Asked By: Tennisbabe12345 - 1/10/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Yikes, I'm not sure where you get that idea from. I think 99% of the whites were pro Nelson Mandela and very enthusiastic about the demise of apartheid. The immediate concern was a peaceful transition which fortunately was generally the case. (There were some terrible incidents though such as the assassination of Chris... More
Answered By: Helen - 1/10/2010
Additional Answers (4)
Surprisingly enough Nelson Mandela was widely supported by the white population. The main fear though, was that the black population would see this as a chance for revenge and that we could have seen a civil war break out between the races (but thanks to Mandela relations were kept friendly for the most part... More
Answered By: Sagitarius167 - 1/10/2010
 
Americans have been brainwashed into believing Mandela was this cuddly little man fighting for freedom when he was little more than a Communist terrorist and thug. Go and Google "truth about Nelson Mandela" and read about why he was imprisoned and the atrocities he approved from his Jail cell. Maybe you should... More
Answered By: B O - 1/11/2010
 
BO, let me a guess, a bitter, very old racist man who strongly believe apartheid is cool!! Tennisba I think it was difficult for everyone to adapt and live in harmony with one another, I mean if you are used to being served by a black person and suddenly you are led by a black man, it is going to be uncomfortable.
Answered By: Ntebo - 1/11/2010
 
People were certainly a bit nervous, but I think the majority of white people knew that change was necessary, and the rest, even the racists, accepted the change as inevitable. What foreigners don't realise is that white South Africans were indoctrinated by the government controlled media, so we didn't know any better... More
Answered By: Die Booswig - 1/11/2010
 
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Jobs.Quick-com
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
www.JobDiagnosis.com
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
www.HiringLocally.com
Sobre 287 Trabajos en tu area. $15-87/hora - Aplica Ahora.
JobsToLatinos.com

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-307
eTrustLogo