This is an excellent book for anyone who wants "TO UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF KEY ISSUES IN RECENT "understand the dynamics of key issues in recent African history Despite the title the author does a good job of explaining the relevant historical contexts that led up to the challenges of the ast two decades Reading Mandelas Long Walk To Freedom beforehand is recommended if you want to go even deeper into the history I was feeling nostalgic
for South Africa after the World Cup so when I saw South Africa after the World Cup so when I saw in the bookstore I had to The Catechism of the Council of Trent pick it up Why Well becaues I spent my seniorroject 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 City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York 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 long Anyway he knows the country at least as well as anyone could and is fair in his criticisms andraise What didn t Mandela do He did not tackle AIDS Why It was a olitically unpopular topic What about Mbeki He surrounded himself "with cronies due to his experience as an exile aranoia was rampant But what did he do He was " cronies due to his experience as an exile Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje paranoia was rampant But what did he do He was guy whoushed for the economic reforms that made South Africa the leader 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 leader and lay African olitics but can he actually Davids Sling push real issues through Or will he just be anotherersonalityI. 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 .
F you re interested in "South Africa It S Worth "Africa it s worth read Russell doesn t make any excuses but doesn t unfairly bash either It s a ity 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 Dangerously Placed politics I learned a lot from this well written balanced and well researched book This is the most helpful book I ve read so far about theost 1994 life 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 life of South Africa Having recently visited South Africa and in Just Destiny particular Robben Island and Soweto and came across many of the social andolitical factors myself in this book on my trip not to mention visiting in the immediate eriod 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 " correspondent in the country for the Financial Times His book is anecdotal the arguments oints 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 ersonal conversations he has had with the great and the good of the country Recommended Amazing rose and full of first hand interviews stories and factual accounts this book is an excellent description of the challenges facing South Africa Help Me, Jacques Cousteau post apartheid Even though it was written a decad. Neasy violence is endemic and many in the ANC appear to have lost sight of the liberation ideals With the election in 2009 of Jacob Zuma a charismaticopulist embroiled in scandal uncertainty over the trajectory of the nation has only intensified South. E ago much of what it describes is still just as current today An extremely readable account of the history and issues facing the Rainbow Nation Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen post emergence from the Apartheid era The authorrovides a balanced viewpoint across a range of topics including those of crime AIDS
how each of South Africa s Presidents has erformed since 1994 With a look to the future Russelleach of South Africa s Presidents has erformed since 1994 With a look to the future Russell considers how the Afrikans eople have fared and what may lie ahead for the nation Well worth introductory reading to get a good understanding of how South Africa has arrived where it is today although as it was written in 2009 it not completely up to date with current events Great "Basic Intro To Post Mandela South Africa I Used It "intro to ost mandela south Africa I used it give some background on main 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 Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert politics But for those wanting a uick overview and easy read it iserfect Great book about the history of South Africa about the end of the apartheid regime and the struggles that followed A really good assessment of South Africa during years of Mbeki s residency starts with transition from Mandela ends with rise of Zuma Uses a wealth of interviews anecdotes and historical erspective to cover all key areas of the society the arty 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 roselytising but they are rare35 upgraded to 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.