The focus of this paper is the racial problems still in existence in South Africa after the 1994 elections. A comparison of race relations in South Africa, Brazil and the United States is justified with regard to similarities and differences. The post-Apartheid government is faced with the task of transforming the inequalities in South Africa and this can only be done through a review of the bureaucratic structures. One of the methods chosen to deal with the past is the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation commission, which will seek confession, apology and rapprochement.