Dwelling in Mandelaland
Allister Sparks is the founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In South Africa, the long oppressed majority ethnic community now rules; 21st century technology co-exists with vast economic disparity and the society is at once a fully advanced state and one with massive inequities. South Africa is, therefore, a microcosm of the world and its major post-Cold War issues. The country, if it continues to progress, could be a model for the developing world and a bridge between industrialized and impoverished nations. Journalist Allister Sparks reflects on the possibilities.