How a hot-tempered liberal grew rich

Written by By By Emily Hauser, CNN “The Republicans have won the electoral college, the Democrats have won the popular vote and we are still breaking news.” Eighteen million people voted in the US…

How a hot-tempered liberal grew rich

Written by By By Emily Hauser, CNN

“The Republicans have won the electoral college, the Democrats have won the popular vote and we are still breaking news.”

Eighteen million people voted in the US presidential election, but the real drama is happening on the other side of the Atlantic.

The election of Thomas M. Maimane as South Africa’s president and deputy president and the appointment of Jessie Duarte as the new speaker of parliament was announced just moments ago.

Poll goes to winner in parliament

The President-elect says he’s prepared to “use all his resources, his mental, physical and moral strength” to help “ameliorate the disproportionate representation of whites in management positions in state institutions and in public spending and employment.”

This has a lot of people asking how has the country gone from a white-majority to a black-majority without any true reconciliation?

Racial barriers are being stripped away

The South African constitution says white people can’t hold political office, yet only 33 out of 250 legislators are non-white. A new constitution was agreed in 2015 with the aim of ending white monopoly of power.

“While blacks and whites are still losing of life expectancy by two years and three years respectively, this is the strongest comparative performance the republic has achieved in a decade. There are signs that we are moving closer to being truly integrated and prosperous.”

Focus on water

In April 2016 a cholera outbreak in a township in the Western Cape claimed two lives and left over 6,000 people ill. It was the second consecutive outbreak. Around 9,000 homes have been temporarily demolished due to lack of infrastructure.

Since 2011 a focus has been on improving the quality of water available to the urban population.

Count the steps

The causes of your gender death?

The fourth man was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010. The disease, which struck again in 2015, is caused by smoking cigarettes.

Flooding

In August 2015, Jongela Dam in Port Elizabeth was over 100 percent full; it would have been 100 percent full at any time.

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