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so when saw this the bookstore I had to pick it up Why Well becaues I spent my senior project on this what does South Africa do now After Apartheid and after Mandela What will a new generation with no ties to that era do to move the country forward Is it even possible to say no ties to that era aka ApartheidAlec Russell was formerly the Johannesburg bureau chief for the Financial Times speaking with South Africans since the early 90s Living there don t think for uite as ong Anyway he knows the country at east as well as anyone could and is fair in his criticisms and praise What didn t Mandela do He did not tackle AIDS Why It was a politically unpopular topic What about Mbeki He surrounded himself with cronies due to his experience as an exile paranoia was rampant But what did he do He was the guy who pushed for the economic reforms that made South Africa the eader of the continentAnd now the great wild card Jacob Zuma He s good at saying the right things and he can give South Africa a confident eader and play African politics but can he actually push real issues through Or will he just be another personalityIf you re interested in South Africa it s worthCup So When Saw This
A Read Russell Doesnread Russell doesn make any excuses but doesn t unfairly bash either This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of key issues in recent South African history Despite the title the author does a good job of explaining the relevant historical contexts that ed up to th. Africa now stands at a crossroads and award winning journalist Alec Russell draws on his deep knowledge of the country to tell us how it got there and to give us a compelling account revised and updated for this edition of the journey from Mandela to Zum.
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the challenges facing South Africa post Even factual accounts this book is an excellent description of the challenges facing South Africa post apartheid Even it was written a decade ago much of what it describes is still just as current today Having recently visited South Africa and in particular Robben Island and Soweto and came across many of the social and political factors myself in this book on my trip not to mention visiting in the immediate period before the election win for Zuma I was incredibly fascinated on hearing the take of Alec Russell a seasoned and experienced correspondent in the country for the Financial Times His book is anecdotal the arguments and points he raises are just and thought out and incisive and the stories he has are uite readable whether it be about the shocking violence of a whole culture or talking about personal conversations he has had with the great and the good of the country Recommended This is the most helpful book I ve read so far about the post 1994 ife of South Africa As a newcomer to the country it really helped fill in some gaps for me in a manner that was both enlightening and interesting I would recommend this to anyone who is following the ongoing Why Diets Make Us Fat life of South Africa It s a pity that this book could not continue up to today it was written about ten years ago because it s a really interesting and well informed examination of South African politics Iearned a Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., lot from this well written balanced and well researched book I was feeling nostal. Neasy violence is endemic and many in the ANC appear to haveost sight of the iberation ideals With the election in 2009 of Jacob Zuma a charismatic populist embroiled in scandal uncertainty over the trajectory of the nation has only intensified South. A really good assessment of South Africa during years of Mbeki s presidency starts with transition from Mandela ends with rise of Zuma Uses a wealth of interviews anecdotes and historical perspective to cover all key areas of the society the party the violence failure to deliver Afrikaners AIDS BEE Zimbabwe and It had its slow moments specially in the beginning and a tiny bit of Western proselytising but they are rare35 upgraded to 4 Great book about the history of South Africa about the end of the apartheid regime and the struggles that followed Great basic intro to post mandela south Africa IOf The Challenges Facing South Africa Post
it to give some background on economic and social themes to inform a work trip to sa Only uibble is that tha author as a British bbc journalist is too much of an outsider to give really searing insight into south African politics But for those wanting a uick overview and easy read it is perfect An extremely readable account of the history and issues facing the Rainbow Nation post emergence from the Apartheid era The author provides a balanced viewpoint across a range of topics including those of crime AIDS how each of South Africa s Presidents Has Performed Since 1994 With performed since 1994 With ook to the future Russell also considers howUsed It To Give Some Background On
the Afrikans people have fared and what may ie ahead for the nation Well worth introductoryAfrikans people have fared and what may ie ahead for the nation Well worth introductory to get a good understanding of how South Africa has arrived to where it is today although as it was written in 2009 it is not completely up to date with current events Amazing pros. When Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress declared victory over the bitter injustice of apartheid some thought South Africa's future was assured But despite Mandela’s mission of reconciliation rampant ineuality remains; race relations are ,