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Tired of Waiting, South Africans Demand Change ‘Now’

The recent xenophobic violence in South Africa, like similar outbreaks in the past, was triggered largely by chronic poverty and lack of basic services, such as electricity and clean water.  For years, poor South Africans have demanded their government do something to improve their situation now. South Africa’s understanding of change, however, is somewhat muddled by its people's unique shadings of the word “now.” For starters, there is “just now,” which doesn’t refer to the...

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