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File photo of students in Limpopo, a rural area of South Africa where 5,000 children had no text books for more than six months because the government stuffed-up a delivery contract

South Africa's institutions rot in post-apartheid world

AFP News In the bowels of Africa's largest hospital, doctors carry out emergency surgery by the light of a cell phone while, on a nearby ward, seriously ill patients are sardined three-to-a-bed. Twenty years after South Africans jubilantly swept apartheid aside, Johannesburg's Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, like many of the country's post-apartheid institutions, has failed to live up to the dre…