• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

south africa coursework

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

There are many problems experienced by Thabo Mbeki's government today. One of these problems is Aids. Aids are social problems nearly a 10th of the population are infected with this disease. Aids make most of South Africa's problems seem trivial. The average life expectancy is set to fall from 60years to 40 by 2008. Aids caused a social problem for Thabo Mbeki's government as nearly a tenth of the population is infected. This causes a problem for Mbeki as this will increase the number of orphans who he will have to spend money on to support; also with the number of orphans increasing the more likely the orphans will be to commit crimes. ...read more.

Middle

One thirds of the work force in South Africa has no job and cannot get one means that most of them will turn to crime to make their money. With the unemployment rate so high, it forces old women to have to work on rubbish dumps searching for things to sell e.g. cans. By searching in the rubbish dumps the women are at risk to sickness and diseases. Many unemployed women have been abandoned by husbands and left with children. This will cause problems for the government as it will mean there are more children growing up with no education due to parents not being able to afford it. Then you get the cycle of them turning to crime and not being educated meaning more unemployment happening. ...read more.

Conclusion

One of the leading men is Jacob Zuma although this man has been accused and cleared of rape charges, but this trial has seriously dented his credibility by exposing his recklessness. He also faces another trial for corruption. Those charges had led directly to his sacking as the country's deputy president. This is a problem for Mbeki as there is no real clear successor to him who will lead the country successfully and not let the country slip back into its old ways. The main problem facing Mbeki's government is the people are losing faith in the government due to them not making much improvement on main problems such as aids, unemployment and poverty. ?? ?? ?? ?? Meg Hill History Question 1: Identify and explain a variety of problems experienced by Thabo Mbeki's government today. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. External Pressure in South Africa

    as it segregated blacks from whites which had now become wrong in the eyes of many countries. They knew it had to be stopped. There was a swing in world opinion in favour of economic sanctions, so they reintroduced them forgetting that they had failed before.

  2. Free essay

    south africa coursework

    As a result of this appalling system a whole generation has been lost to poor education causing unemployment to spiral. As much as apartheid is to blame for depriving the current generation of adults in the black community of a good education, can it really be the cause of the poor education black children are still receiving today?

  1. Heritage Commemoration in South Africa

    However, the commemoration of our country's heritage is fast changing. With our new government come new heroes, new belief systems and new ideas. The process of name changing has already been put into action. Many are intent with changing street names and buildings named under the previous government, to names that they believe are now more relevant and meaningful.

  2. Irish Coursework

    The next source is Source H. This is a picture of The Royal Ulster Constabulary Protestant Police in Northern Ireland. They are attacking Catholic Civil Rights marchers with batons however the Catholics are unarmed. The picture was taken in 1968.

  1. Rhydymwyn Coursework

    This source begins by Stalin making his considerate side known and then subtly hints at the 'lack of concern' that the leaders of the Soviet Union show; people that he appointed yet he condemns them to eliminate opposition and show himself above others.

  2. All My Sons Coursework

    Keller takes a detached view of his situation, instead of showing a certain amount of expected emotion especially as Larry is dead. Furthermore, the subject of Keller losing a son during the war gives us some information about what has happened prior to the beginning of the play.

  1. Beacon hill coursework

    Another common factor between source 1 and 2 are that they are local articles, one a history book and the other a newspaper. They are sharing local knowledge, so that they are unlikely to lie. Source 2 is also very reliable because he cross-references with sources 3 and 7, so

  2. Battlefields Coursework

    affects of nature and time they now mimic the conditions in the trenches during the war. The mud is re-created perfectly at Sanctuary Wood, and the Bayernwald trenches also have patches of mud, and more importantly whole sections underwater. This high water level was a major problem in the trenches, which I learned from the text book.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work