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Who Will Rule South Africa? : The Demise of the ANC and the Rise of a New Democracy

Author :  Adriaan Basson and Qaanitah Hunter (Ed) Alfred LeMaitre

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South Africa
Flyleaf Publishing & Distribution, South Africa
ISBN 9781998956982
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2023
Bib. Info xiv, 226p. Includes Index
Product Weight 380 gms.
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HOW DID WE GET HERE AND WHO WILL RULE SOUTH AFRICA NEXT? In 1994, Nelson Mandela powered the ANC to victory in South Africa’s first democratic election. Thirty years later, the ANC is fighting to escape political liquidation. In this gripping and fast-paced account of the state of the nation, 30 years after South Africa became a democracy, award-winning journalists Adriaan Basson and Qaanitah Hunter forensically track the demise of the ANC, from Mandela to Ramaphosa, and the rise of a new political class that will determine the next phase of South Africa’s democracy. Drawing on years of reporting from the front line, Basson and Hunter highlight how corruption and greed subsumed a liberation movement by turning a party of freedom fighters into one of villains. They track the ANC’s involvement in corruption and underhand dealings, from the Arms Deal to state capture to the dollars-in-the-sofa Phala Phala scandal. A close examination of Cyril Ramaphosa’s first term in office shows how his bold promises to turn around the ANC’s fortunes amounted to little. Basson and Hunter map out the likely scenarios for a coalition government after the 2024 election and what it will mean for the country if politicians such as John Steenhuisen, Julius Malema or Herman Mashaba gain access to the Union Buildings. Who Will Rule South Africa? is a must-read for everyone who cares about the country’s future.

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