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By Claire Laurier Decoteau

In the years because the finish of apartheid, South Africans have loved a innovative structure, huge entry to social companies for the bad and ill, and a booming economic climate that has made their country into one of many wealthiest at the continent. whilst, South Africa reviews tremendous unequal source of revenue distribution, and its electorate endure the top incidence of HIV on the planet. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu has famous, “AIDS is South Africa’s new apartheid.”

In Ancestors and Antiretrovirals, Claire Laurier Decoteau backs up Tutu’s statement with strong arguments approximately how this got here to move. Decoteau strains the ancient shifts in overall healthiness coverage after apartheid and describes their results, detailing, specifically, the altering courting among biomedical and indigenous future health care, either on the nationwide and the neighborhood point. Decoteau tells this tale from the viewpoint of these residing with and death from AIDS in Johannesburg’s squatter camps. while, she exposes the complicated and sometimes contradictory ways in which the South African govt has did not stability the calls for of neoliberal capital with the enormous well-being wishes of its population.

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