This book tries to answer such questions, and does so by avoiding simplistic or one-sided assessments of life under Mandela, Mbeki and Zuma. It recognises real advances under ANC rule, but it also identifies the limits and contradictions of such progress. It shows, too, how the country’s past permeates the present, complicating and constraining the politics of transition, so that genuine transformation has been short-changed.
Colin Bundy is one of South Africa’s foremost historians, the author of The Rise and Fall of the South African Peasantry and the biography of Govan Mbeki in the Jacana pocket series. He has recently retired as Principal of Green Templeton College in Oxford.
|mobi file ISBN:||978-431408900|
|Colour:||Black and White|
|Publication Date:||March 2014|