Short-Changed? South Africa since 1994

SKU: W8870
What are the most significant developments – political, social, economic – in South Africa since 1994? How much has changed since the demise of apartheid, and how much remains stubbornly the same? Should one celebrate a robust democracy now two decades old, or lament the corrosive effects on political life of factionalism, greed and corruption?

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. 

Author: Colin Bundy
ISBN: 9781431408870


ePUB ISBN: 9781431408894
mobi file ISBN: 978-431408900
Size (mm): 180x110mm
Pages: 160pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Rights: South Africa
Language: English
Publication Date:  March 2014