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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 u 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 I learned a lot from this well written balanced and well researched book

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After MandelaNeasy 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 charismatic populist embroiled in scandal uncertainty over the trajectory of the nation has only intensified South I was feeling nostalgic for South Africa after the World Cup so when I saw this in 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 long Anyway he knows the country at least 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 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 play African politics but can he actually push real issues through? Or will he just be another personality?If you're interested in South Africa it's worth a read Russell doesn't make any excuses but doesn't unfairly bash either

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read After Mandela reader É Paperback ✓ alec russell ´ 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 uneasyAfrica 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 Great basic intro to post mandela south Africa I used it to 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 politics But for those wanting a uick overview and easy read it is perfect