Page 403. " Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was free. "

In 1982, after having been incarcerated on Robben Island for 18 years, Nelson Mandela was transferred to a prison on the Cape mainland. He was finally freed in 199o.

Page 409. " Mandela was sworn in as president in front of the Union Buildings "
Union Buildings in Pretoria
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"Free at last" -- Mandela's 1994 speech:

Page 425. " Many, many misgivings about the ‘state of the nation’ "
Affluent whites living behind high walls and electrified gates
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All is not well in the new South Africa: crime is rising, the affluent (black and white) live behind electrified gates, whites feel excluded from jobs. And today, just as in the days of Apartheid, young South Africans are migrating abroad. There used to be a diaspora of South Africans wherever English was spoken – the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Today, there is once again such a diaspora.