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Gordimer: 'Corruption is endemic' in S Africa


Today's guest editor Betty Boothroyd was an anti-apartheid campaigner in her youth and watched South Africa's emergence from apartheid with great joy. She welcomed Nelson Mandela to Westminster Hall in 1996 as South Africa's first democratically elected leader.

However Baroness Boothroyd wonders whether South Africa's dreams of a better, fairer future for all South Africans have soured since those jubilant days.

Three prominent South Africans: the Nobel Prize winning author Nadine Gordimer, Jay Naidoo, a minister in Nelson Mandela's administration and Moeletsi Mbeki of the South African Institute of International Affairs discuss South Africa's recent history.

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