Apartheid Did Not Die

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Apartheid Did Not Die is a 1998 Carlton Television documentary, written and presented by John Pilger, which was directed and produced by Alan Lowery, which provides analysis of South Africa’s then new, democratic government. He asks the inevitable question i.e. „who are the true beneficiaries of a democracy — the black majority or the white minority?
John Pilger was banned from South Africa for his reporting during the apartheid era. On his return thirty years later with Alan Lowery, he describes the extraordinary generosity of a liberated people. He observes that while „Apartheid based on race is outlawed now, but the system always went far deeper than that. The cruelty and injustice were underwritten by an economic apartheid, which regarded people as no more than cheap expendable labour. It was backed by great business corporations in South Africa, Britain, the rest of Europe, and the United States. And it was this apartheid based on money and profit to allow a small minority to control most of the land, most of the industrial wealth, and most of the economic power. Today, the same system is called — without a trace of irony — the free market.“

[Source: The announcement text and video were uploaded on yt by ESDevelopment and posted on 11.05.2014. The use of the material is for educational purposes only.]


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