South Africa: `Nobody Wants To Stay In A World Of Promises'

Mandela's backers are getting impatient. So is business

It's reality time in South Africa. Pressure is building on President Nelson Mandela to deliver on the election pledges of his African National Congress to provide new housing, build better schools, and reduce the unemployment rate--now 40%--by creating jobs. After three years, even longtime ANC supporters such as welder Rodger Dumbu, 52, are getting antsy. "We are willing to wait," says Dumbu, who lives in a ramshackle hut near Cape Town. "But nobody wants to stay in a world of promises."

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