SOUTH AFRICA: FAILURE AND SUCCESS IN PUBLIC SERVICES


BY: TOM LODGE

In this article, two brief overviews of public education and of public health respectively will show, on the one hand, a system that has been failing citizens badly and, on the other hand, public provisions that despite their shortcomings have obtained real gains.  That last part of this article will make the case that the main reason for the comparative failure of South African schools and the relative success of South African health services is political.

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