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What lessons have been learned from unrest in South Africa?

South Africa is still trying to come to terms with days of looting and violence that left death and destruction.

A man walks past graffiti reading "free Zuma" and "we want Zuma" outside a shopping mall in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 [AP Photo/Themba Hadebe]

Unrest was not a spontaneous uprising of the poor, but a targeted campaign to get political concessions from government.

People stand with placards as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits a shopping centre which was damaged after several days of looting following the imprisonment of former South Africa President Jacob Zuma. [Rogan Ward/Reuters]

The Take explores the vast inequality and economic hardships behind South Africa’s latest unrest.

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