Assignment: Africa



   Most tourists in South Africa see a thriving country: the major cities feature towering skyscrapers; international businesses scramble to meet a voracious domestic appetite; game preserve visitors are overwhelmed with modern amenities. But a deeper look into the country, along winding dirt roads and through acres upon acres of waving sugarcane, reveals something closer to a third-world nation. Barely half of South Africa’s rural population has electricity, a fact that has to change in order for this country to transition from “Developing” to “Developed.”



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