It's Crunch Time In South Africa

South Africa's Government of National Unity is about to show its electorate--and the rest of the world--just how adept it is at juggling. The display is set for June 22, when Pretoria presents its first budget to the new Parliament. Skeptical investors will be watching carefully for signs that the government can keep its promise to maintain fiscal discipline. And South Africans, from trade unionists to township residents, will be looking for signs of progress in healing the country's deep social ills. The tough job of governing in the new South Africa has begun.

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