South Africa 2

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Unformatted text preview: South Africa's ]irst free elections in 1994: 1. Demographic pressure and growing unrest 2. Economic Decline 3. Internal Reform 4. The changing international context 5. Skilled Leadership ! Demographic pressure and growing unrest •The proportion of whites dropped from a high of 21% in 1936 to only 10% in 1999 •The black population grew more quickly, urban and politically mobilized •Most of these newly urban blacks lived in squalid conditions in South Africa's townships, the population of which doubled between 1950 and 1980 •The creation of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983 effectively united trade unions and the major...
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