Liberation Diaries: Reflections on 20 Years of Democracy

Liberation Diaries is a compilation of 38 essays written by South Africans reflecting on the journey of 20 years of
democracy, against expectations, aspirations and outcomes.

Contributors were asked to reflect on what freedom means to them in the collective sense and to write about their experience of democracy. South Africans have unique personal journals to share, influenced by personal or collective circumstances that continue to shape their perspectives. The essays in Liberation Diaries reflect the trials and tribulations, high and low points of the contributors’ stories of post-Apartheid South Africa and the journey towards building a democratic, non-sexist, non-racial, united and prosperous country. As we reach 20 years of democracy, books will be written, celebrations held, commentaries made and protests amplified. 

Contributors include the likes of:

  • Ms Nstiki Sisulu – Women and children’s activist 
  • Mr Moloto Mothapo – ANC Caucus spokesperson
  • Mr Bongani Mkongi – Former Member of Parliament
  • Mr Wayne Duvenage – Former Avis CEO and leader of anti-tolling lobby OUTA
  • Dr Nono Simela – Clinician, global expert on reproductive health
  • Dr David Saks – South African Jewish Board of Deputies
  • Dr Chengiah Ragaven – Academic and former activist

About the editor

Busani Ngcaweni is an avid reader, commentator and writer. He has written articles for publications such as Business Day, City Press, The Thinker and Public Sector Manager. He holds BPaed and BEd degrees, an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning (Natal) and an advanced project management diploma from the University of South Africa School of Business Leadership.

Editor: Busani Ngcaweni
ISBN: 9781431410040
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431410057
ePUB ISBN: 9781431410064
mobi file ISBN: 9781431410071
Size (mm): 235x155mm
Pages: 224pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: April 2014