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Lost in transformation : South Africa's search for a new future since 1986 / Sampie Terreblanche.

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Author/Creator:
Terreblanche, Solomon Johannes.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Johannesburg : KMM Review Pub. Co., 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xi, 144 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-144).
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Why was 1986 the real turning point in South Africa's transformation
  • The emergence of the American-led neoliberal global empire in the 1980s
  • Four politico-economic systems in place in South Africa 1652-1994
  • The transformation of South Africa's politico-economic system as orchestrated by the Mineral Energy Complex 1986-2012
  • Affirmative action and the rapid Africanisation of bureaucracy
  • The entrenchment and the intensification of South Africa's social problems: poverty, unemployment and inequality (the PUI problem)
  • The fairy-tale optimism of the National Development Plan versus the likelihood that the PUI problem will be perpetuated
  • What went wrong in the transformation process 1986-2012?
Summary:
"At the centre of the analysis is the unmasking of manoeuvres and backroom strategies of manipulation devised by American and British companies with a presence in South Africa, in collaboration with the Mineral Energy Complex (MEC) to circumscribe the ANC's future policies. He recounts some of his personal experiences and also exposes secret negotiations and deal-making which occurred behind the scenes - issues which ordinary South Africans would otherwise never come to know. Terreblanche also evaluates the performance of the ANC-led government since 1994, focusing on South Africa's affirmative action policies."--Back cover.
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ISBN:
9780620537254
0620537256

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