[Marxism] SACP-ANC and South Africa

Sayan Bhattacharyya ok.president+marxmail at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 17:34:00 MST 2007

On 2/12/07, Walter Lippmann <walterlx at earthlink.net> wrote:

Phil Ferguson and others seem to genuinely believe that
> life in South Africa under the ANC is worse than it was
> under the apartheid regime. That is the nub of all of our
> disagreements. Everything else flows from that profound
> disagreement.

South Africa. Health (Year 2000)*

Infant mortality rate* (2000):  59
*Life expectancy*--52 yrs. women; 50 yrs. men.

Health data from 2000 U.S. Census Report,


South Africa. Health (Year 2004)

Child mortality male/female:     72/62
Life expectancy at birth male/female :    43.3/45.3

 [Figures are for 2004 unless indicated. Source: The world health report
2006, World Health Organization]


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