1. Dream Deferred

    South African Activist Forms New Party

    Respected businesswoman and anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele delivers a speech on February 18, 2013 at the Women's Gaol on Constitution Hill in Johannesburg to launch a political party platform to challenge the ruling African National Congress (ANC). The former World Bank managing director and trained medical doctor, Ramphele has been vocal in criticising the ANC, which dominates politics. She called for profound economic restructuring following months of deadly wage-strikes in the mine and agriculture sectors. The party will contest the 2014 national elections. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN        (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele formed a new political party on Monday, claiming that the dream of a “rainbow nation” is dying under the ruling African National Congress. After reminiscing about the hope and optimism that surrounded the first all-race elections in 1994, Ramphele charged that South Africa is being “undermined” by a “massive failure of governance.” Ramphele, 68, is a doctor and former World Bank managing director who served seven years under house arrest during apartheid.

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