The Democratic Moment: South Africa's Prospects under Jacob Zuma

The Democratic Moment: South Africa's Prospects under Jacob Zuma

by Xolela Mangcu

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A look at the mass forces that swept Jacob Zuma to power in 2009—and put an end to the elite politics of the Thabo Mbeki era—this trenchant and provocative study defines the new configuration of power in South Africa. Illuminating such topics as the new black elite, the role of Julius Malema, the cartoons of Zapiro, and the fortunes of COPE, the discussion stimulates ideas, provokes discussion, creates controversy, and helps to define a new democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770097742
Publisher: Jacana Media
Publication date: 07/23/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Xolela Mangcu is the executive chairman of the Platform for Public Deliberation, a think tank that promotes open dialogue on political, cultural, and economic matters affecting South Africa. He is the author of Visions of Black Economic Empowerment and To the Brink: The State of Democracy in South Africa.

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