Kahreen Tebeau

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Cape Town
Research Interest: 
Itra-Anc Politics And Redistribution

Ms. Tebeau will focus her research on the inequalities of the distribution of wealth in South Africa. In particular, she will focus on the African National Congress s failure to represent the interest of its poorer constituents. While the ANC claims to represent the black Africans majority in South Africa, it has failed to address the needs of those living in the most dire poverty with greater distributive policies. In fact, some would argue that inequalities have increased since the ANC took power in 1994. Ms. Tebeau hopes to explain why the ANC hasn't redistributed more by looking at intra-party politics, addressing why the ANC has not reached out to this significant portion of the population, and why they have not needed to, despite being democratically elected.