Great Decisions 2018: South Africa’s Fragile Democracy

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

1:00 pm- 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

The African National Congress (ANC) party has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. But the party today suffers from popular frustration over official corruption and economic stagnation. It faces growing threats from both left and right opposition parties, even as intraparty divisions surface. Given America’s history of opportunistic engagement with Africa, there are few prospects for a closer relationship between the two countries. Meanwhile, a weaker ANC could lead to political fragmentation in this relatively new democracy.

 

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00pm (4/30, 5/14).  Registration is open.  The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2018/ or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  

Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.  Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/home/world-affairs-council-of-harrisburg/join-us/Payment via check, credit card or cash at door is also available. 

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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