For more than 16 years, Löwer worked as foreign correspondent for the German magazine “Der Stern”. As a journalist, he reported from the occupied West Bank, accompanied illegal immigrants on their way to the US, and witnessed Robert Mugabe’s campaign to drive white farmer out of Zimbabwe. For his book on Nelson Mandela’s legacy, he travelled South Africa for three months. Löwer has contributed regularly to the “National Geographic Magazine”.Last updated on 12.03.2015
„South Africa could end up like Zimbabwe.“
Racism, grave social disparity, and corruption have run-down South Africa. For many, Nelson Mandela is the only thing holding the country together. Florian Guckelsberger sat down with journalist and South Africa expert Hans-Joachim Löwer to discuss Mandela’s legacy, the ANP’s likely rupture, and why the country could end up like Zimbabwe.