oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Engineering : the soft issues in South Africa : viewpoint
South Africa stands once more at a fork in the road. on the one hand we see lurking the shadows of infrastructural decay - power supply, sewerage, water supply and other infrastructure failures are upon us, or imminent, and experienced engineers are leaving the country. on the other hand we strive for the vision of the rainbow nation - a united country that has turned its back on racial hatred and grasped prosperity for all its people in a never before seen peaceful regime change that captured the hearts and minds of the entire globe. But the dream has faded and acrimonious debate, blackouts and violence seem to be winning after all.
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