Volunteer South Africa
The South Africa of today bears the scars of yesteryear when it was ruled under a white apartheid regime and blacks were considered second or even third class citizens. Although it has made a successful
transition to a stable democracy, the years of oppression have left a legacy of cultural violence, lack of education for a generation and widespread poverty, particularly outside the major conurbations.
Africa is ranked in 121st place out of 186 countries and
territories in terms of life expectancy,
literacy, access to knowledge and living standards
making it, on paper, a better place to live
than in most of Africa, yet it still falls below
median global standards.