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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.

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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.

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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.

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