South Africa.

Author:Steiger, Paul
Position:THE CONVERSATION - Letter to the editor
 
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WORTHY OF DANNY

This is an excellent story (Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative story: "A House Divided," May/June 2013), and it's especially compelling to me, because my wife and I just returned from an eight-day visit to South Africa, our first. We spent time in Johannesburg with white and black journalists, with black students at Wits University, and with white and black business people, then several days in white-dominated Cape Town and its close environs, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Blacks control the political system, while whites control the economy and business. That can't last. It's a black country. But does change have to go through a Zimbabwe model? Thanks for the story; it's very worthy of Danny [Pear1]'s legacy.

Paul Steiger

Former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and former editor-in-chief of ProPublica New York, NY

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