New South African Review 4A Fragile Democracy – Twenty Years On
Contributor(s): Ahmed Bawa, Aninka Claassens, Boitumelo Matlala, Bridget Kenny, Clare Ballard, Dale T McKinley, Ian Macun, Jeremy Wakeford, John GI Clarke, Justin van der Merwe, Keith Gottschalk, Martin Prew, Miriam Di Paola, Mopeli L Moshoeshoe, Nicolas Pons-Vignon, Ran Greenstein, Sarah Mosoetsa, Scarlett Cornelissen, Xolela Mangcu, Zethu Matebeni
- Publication Date: March 2014
- Dimensions and Pages: 240x170mm, 380pp
- EAN: ISBN 978 1 86814 763 2
- Rights: World
- Recommended Price (ZAR): 320.00
- Recommended Price (USD): 39.95
The death of Nelson Mandela on 5 December 2013 was in a sense a wake-up call for South Africans, and a time to reflect on what has been achieved since ‘those magnificent days in late April 1994’ (as the editors of this volume put it) ‘when South Africans of all colours voted for the first time in a democratic election’.
In a time of recall and reflection it is important to take account, not only of the dramatic events that grip the headlines, but also of other signposts that indicate the shape and characteristics of a society. The New South African Review looks, every year, at some of these signposts, and the essays in this fourth volume of the series again examine and analyse a broad spectrum of issues affecting the country. They tackle topics as diverse as the state of organised labour; food retailing; electricity generation; access to information; civil courage; the school system; and – looking outside the country to its place in the world – South Africa’s relationships with north-east Asia, with Israel and with its neighbours in the southern African region.
Taken together, these essays give a multidimensional perspective on South Africa’s democracy as it turns twenty, and will be of interest to general readers while being particularly useful to students and researchers.
Also available as a PDF ebook: 9781868147649.
Devan Pillay and Roger Southall
PART ONE: ECOLOGY, ECONOMY AND LABOUR
CHAPTER 1 The South African labour market after eighteen years: It’s class struggle, stupid!
Nicolas Pons-Vignon and Miriam Di Paola
CHAPTER 2 The state of organised labour: Still living like there’s no tomorrow
CHAPTER 3 Citizen Wal-Mart? South African food retailing and selling development
CHAPTER 4 Transcending South Africa’s oil dependency
CHAPTER 5 The politics of electricity generation in South Africa
PART TWO: POWER, POLITICS AND PARTICIPATION
CHAPTER 6 Platinum, poverty and princes in post-apartheid South Africa: New laws, old repertoires
Aninka Claassens and Boitumelo Matlala
CHAPTER 7 amaDiba moment: How civil courage defeated state and corporate collusion
John GI Clarke
CHAPTER 8 Secrecy and power in South Africa
Dale T McKinley
CHAPTER 9 The contemporary relevance of Black Consciousness in South Africa
CHAPTER 10 Death and the modern black lesbian
PART THREE: PUBLIC POLICY AND SOCIAL PRACTICE
CHAPTER 11 Why does Zimbabwe’s school system out-perform South Africa’s?
CHAPTER 12 Higher Education in 2013: At many crossroads
CHAPTER 13 Democracy without economic emancipation: Household relations and policy in South Africa
CHAPTER 14 Prisons, the law and overcrowding
PART FOUR: SOUTH AFRICA AT LARGE
CHAPTER 15 South Africa in Africa: Groping for leadership and muddling through
Gilbert M Khadiagala
CHAPTER 16 South Africa and Israel: From alliance to estrangement
CHAPTER 17 South Africa’s economic ties with north-east Asia
CHAPTER 18 Regional parastatals within South Africa’s system of accumulation
Justin van der Merwe
CHAPTER 19 The leadership challenge in Southern Africa
Mopeli L Moshoeshoe