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IntroductionRegarding the gradual abolition of apartheid since 1990 it is arguable that South Africa continues to practice flawed policies Even with the removal of apartheid South Africa remains a scourged country as the barriers of class systems replace the old racial division in the country Since the end of Nelson Mandelas role as a president critics believe that South Africa and potential value as a country has been taking its descent with poor leaders such as Mbeki Statistics show that South Africa has indeed grown and expanded since the abolition of apartheid but its lingering effects continue to hold its people back In this paper I argue that South Africa has not build up on the foundations due to the inherited effects of apartheids policies despite its disintegration in 1994 The country continues to combat significant issues such as AIDS income disparity and growing poverty as a result of the past racial discrimination in South AfricaIncome DisparityThe population with incomes below the equivalent of US1 per day showed to be approximately 24 percent in South Africa Seekings Income poverty was strikingly visible in South Africa as it correlated with the inequality that had been imposed by apartheid until 1990 The formerly disfranchised African majority was for the most part poor while the small white minority was undoubtedly wealthy Seekings Critics express that this is the lingering effect of apartheid as the class system in South Africa is clearly distinguishable The government itself favours public work programs to reduce poverty but only for those who are able to work and in areas where work is needed Though blacks have recovered to senior positions such as directorships in established companies it is seen that there is much more recovery needed to remove all traces of apartheidPoverty and Lingering ApartheidIt has been reported that seven million residents have no access to running water and 16 million have difficulty obtaining it Levy In addition the country has an economic
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