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Twenty years after the fall of apartheid, South Africans are struggling to hold onto their celebrated spirit of self-improvement, at the individual and national levels. Here, a worker at the Arts on Main cultural complex in a gentrified section of downtown Johannesburg reads during a break.
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Twenty years after the fall of apartheid, South Africans are struggling to hold onto their celebrated spirit of self-improvement, at the individual and national levels. Here, a worker at the Arts on Main cultural complex in a gentrified section of downtown Johannesburg reads during a break.

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