Emotional Intelligence

It's 8:30 on a Tuesday night, and millions of South Africans are tuning in to find out if the white social worker, Karen, will be able to adopt AIDS orphan Benni — "People who love me always end up dying," the child says. No, it's not Melrose Place or E.R. or any of the other imported dramatic series that fill the country's airwaves. It's a show about South Africans themselves. 'Soul City', the local soap opera that began as a good deed, is now an award-winning, multi-media business internationally recognized for its role in Third World development. It is also one...

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