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xxii, 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of plates List of figures List of tables Maps Chronology Who's who PART ONE SETTING THE SCENE 1 INTRODUCTION Historiography 2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The peoples of South Africa The creation of South Africa: the South African War and its aftermath Union and segregation The African response The rise of Afrikanerdom PART TWO ANALYSIS 3 THE BASIS OF APARTHEID Why apartheid? The implementation of apartheid Early apartheid legislation Challenge and repression The 'grand apartheid' solution 4 GROWING CONTRADICTIONS The impact of apartheid The failure of grand apartheid Essential workers: the failure of labour control Bantu education and black consciousness The apartheid police state The total strategy From failure to reform?: The 1983 constitution 5 THE COLLAPSE OF APARTHEID Reform and repression Insurrection Negotiation PART THREE ASSESSMENT 6 THE LEGACY OF APARTHEID PART FOUR DOCUMENTS 1 Manifesto of the ANC Youth League, 1944 2 Verwoerd explains apartheid, 1950 3 Mandela speaks on the need to challenge apartheid, 1953 4 Mrs. Dumani describes how segregationist and apartheid laws destroyed her family, 1957 5 The Freedom Charter, 1955 6 Frances Baard describes how women organised to protest the pass laws, 1956 7 Robert Sobukwe, 'My Idea of Africa in 1973', 1959 8 Stephen Biko explains 'black consciousness', 1971 9 Dan Montsisi testifies as to the origins of the Soweto uprising, 1976 10 Dan Montsisi is tortured by the police, 1977 11 An ordinary policeman explains his involvement in the killing of Stephen Biko, 1977 12 Declaration of the United Democratic Front, 20 August 1983 13 Margaret Friedman speaks about the assassination of her partner, Dr. David Webster, and her search for his killers, 1989. 14 F.W. de Klerk announces the unbanning of the ANC and the freeing of Mandela, 1990 15 Eugene de Kock talks about killing people, 1990 16 Nelson Mandela cautions that the struggle for freedom remains to be won, 1990 17 Mandela speaks of freedom attained, at his inauguration as president of South Africa, 1994 Glossary Guide to Further Reading References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138124448 20170130
South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa from 1948 to the present day, covering the introduction of the oppressive policy of apartheid when the Nationalists came to power, its mounting opposition in the 1970s and 1980s, its eventual collapse in the 1990s, and its legacy up to the present day. Fully revised, the third edition includes: * new material on the impact of apartheid, including the social and cultural effects of the urbanization that occurred when Africans were forced out of rural areas * analysis of recent political and economic issues that are rooted in the apartheid regime, particularly continuing unemployment and the emergence of opposition political parties such as the Economic Freedom Fighters * an updated Further Reading section, reflecting the greatly increased availability of online materials * an expanded set of primary source documents, providing insight into the minds of those who enforced apartheid and those who fought it. Illustrated with photographs, maps and figures and including a chronology of events, glossary and Who's Who of key figures, this essential text provides students with a current, clear, and succinct introduction to the ideology and practice of apartheid in South Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138124448 20170130
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199 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: "Globalization Made Me Do It" vs. "The Struggle Continues" 1. The Failure of Southern African Liberation? 2. Tanzania Fifty Years On (1961-2011): Rethinking Ujamaa, Nyerere and Socialism in Africa 3. Mozambique - not Then but Now 4. On Taming a Revolution: The South African Case 5. The New Terms of Resistance: Proletariat, Precariat and the Present African Prospect 6. Conclusions: The Struggle Really Does Continue in Southern Africa Appendix: "More Comfortably Without Her?" Ruth First as Writer and Activist Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745334806 20160613
Twenty years on from the fall of apartheid in South Africa, veteran analyst and activist John S. Saul examines the liberation struggle, placing it in a regional and global context and looking at how the initial optimism and hope has given way to a sense of crisis following soaring inequality levels and the massacre of workers at Marikana. With chapters on South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique, Saul examines the reality of southern Africa's post-'liberation' plight, drawing on the insights of Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral and assessing claims that a new 'precariat' has emerged. Saul examines the ongoing 'rebellion of the poor', including the recent Marikana massacre, that have shaken the region and may signal the possibility of a new and more hopeful future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745334806 20160613
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AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
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3 videodiscs (150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • Episode 1. The line.
  • Episode 2. All on edge.
  • Episode 3. Fire with fire.
A story concerning changing values, violent cultural and political clashes and conflict among black families in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Book
378 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Ecology, economy and labour: The South African labour market after eighteen years: It's class struggle, stupid!-- The state of organised labour: Still living like there's no tomorrow-- Citizen Wal-Mart? South African food retailing and selling development--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781868147632 20160616
The death of Nelson Mandela on 5 December 2013 was in a sense a wake-up call for South Africans, and a time to reflect on what has been achieved since 'those magnificent days in late April 1994' (as the editors of this volume put it) 'when South Africans of all colours voted for the first time in a democratic election'. In a time of recall and reflection it is important to take account, not only of the dramatic events that grip the headlines, but also of other signposts that indicate the shape and characteristics of a society. The New South African Review looks, every year, at some of these signposts, and the essays in this fourth volume of the series again examine and analyse a broad spectrum of issues affecting the country. They tackle topics as diverse as the state of organised labour; food retailing; electricity generation; access to information; civil courage; the school system; and - looking outside the country to its place in the world - South Africa's relationships with north-east Asia, with Israel and with its neighbours in the southern African region. Taken together, these essays give a multidimensional perspective on South Africa's democracy as it turns twenty, and will be of interest to general readers while being particularly useful to students and researchers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781868147632 20160616
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AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
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1 videodisc (58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
Depicts struggle of AIDs patients and activists in the Treatment Action Campaign to fight the South African government's failure to provide AIDs treatment, President Mbeki's assertion that HIV does not cause AIDs, and the pricing schmes of pharmaceutical companies that keep AIDs drugs out of reach of the majority of South African patients.
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Book
ix, 302 p. ; 25 cm
In 1994, the first non-racial elections in South Africa brought Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress to office; elections since have confirmed the ANC's hold, both popular and legitimate, on power. Yet, at the same time, South Africa has one of the highest rates of protest and dissent in the world - underscored by the police shooting of 34 striking miners at Marikana in 2012 - regions of deep poverty and environmental degradation, rising inequality and high unemployment rates. This book looks at this paradox by examining the precise character of the post-apartheid state, and the roots of the hope that something better than the semi-liberation that the ANC has presided over must not be long delayed - both within the ANC itself and within the broader society of South Africa. The authors present a history of South Africa from earliest times, with today's post-apartheid society interpreted and understood in the context of and through the lens of its earlier history. Following the introduction, which offers an analytical background to the narrative that follows, they track the course of South African history: from its origins to apartheid in the 1970; through the crisis and transition of the 1970s and 1980s to the historic deal-making of 1994 that ended apartheid; to its recent history from Mandela to Marikana, with increasing signs of social unrest and class conflict. Finally, the authors reflect on the present situation in South Africa with reference to the historical patterns that have shaped contemporary realities and the possibility of a 'next liberation struggle'. John S. Saul is Professor Emeritus at York University (Canada). Patrick Bond is Senior Professor of Development Studies and Director of the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban). Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland & Botswana): Jacana.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847010926 20160613
Green Library
AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
Book
342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Party, power and class: The power elite in democratic South Africa: Race and class in a fractured society-- The ANC circa 2012: Colossus in decline?-- Fragile multi-class alliances compared: some unlikely parallels between the National Party and the African National Congress-- Predicaments of post-apartheid social movement politics: The Anti-Privatisation Forum in Johannesburg . Ecology, economy and labour: Mass unemployment and the low-wage regime in South Africa-- Nationalisation and the mines-- Broad Based BEE? HCI's empowerment model and the syndicalist tradition-- 'Ask for a camel when you expect to get a goat': Contentious politics and the climate justice movement-- Hydraulic fracturing in South Africa: Assessing the deficits. Public policy and social practice: Understanding the persistence of low levels of skills in South Africa-- Equity, quality and access in South African education: A work still very much in progress-- Health sector reforms and policy implementation in South Africa: A paradox?-- Cadre deployment versus merit? Reviewing politicisation in the public service-- Traditional male initiation: Culture and the Constitution. South Africa at large: South Africa and the BRIC: Punching above its weight?-- The Swazi Nation, the Swazi government and the South African connection.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781868147359 20160612
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce ...(Karl Marx 1852) In the face of the continuing national tragedy of the inequality, poverty and unemployment which have triggered rising working- class discontent around the country, the ANC announced a 'second phase' of the 'national democratic revolution' to deal with the challenges. Ironically, the ANC post-Mangaung has resolved to preserve the core tenets of the minerals-energy-financial complex that defined racial capitalism - while at the same time ratcheting up the revolutionary rhetoric to keep the working class and marginalised onside. If the 'first phase' was a tragedy of the unmet expectations of the majority, is the 'second phase' likely to be a farce? The chapters in this volume are written by experts in their fields and address issues of politics, power and social class; economy, ecology and labour; public policy and social practice; and South Africa beyond its borders. They examine some of these challenges, and indicate that they are as much about the defective content of policies as their poor implementation. The third volume of the New South African Review continues the series by providing in-depth analyses of the key issues facing our country today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781868147359 20160612
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AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
Book
xii, 307 pages ; 22 cm
  • Governance, political accountability and service delivery
  • The political economy of development
  • The viability of a sustainable social pact
  • The evolution of state/civil society relations
  • South Africa and the world
  • What is to be done?
  • Reinterpreting democratic and development experiences.
South Africa's Suspended Revolution tells the story of South Africa's democratic transition and the prospects for the country to develop a truly inclusive political system. Beginning with an account of the transition in the leadership of the African National Congress from Thabo Mbeki to Jacob Zuma, the book then broadens its lens to examine the relationship of South Africa's political elite to its citizens. It also examines the evolution of economic and social policies through the democratic transition, as well as the development of a postapartheid business community and a foreign policy designed to re-engage South Africa with the world community. Written by one of South Africa's leading scholars and political commentators, the book combines historical and contemporary analysis with strategies for an alternative political agenda. Adam Habib connects the lessons of the South African experience with theories of democratic transition, social change, and conflict resolution. Political leaders, scholars, students, and activists will all find material here to deepen their understanding of the challenges and opportunities of contemporary South Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821420768 20160612
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AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
Book
xvi, 701 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Politics and the State-- Economics-- Society-- Environment and health.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796924223 20160612
"State of the Nation: South Africa 2012-2013 offers 32 diverse angles on poverty and inequality in.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796924223 20160612
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AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
Book
ix, 221 p. ; 21 cm.
Compiled by noted South African intellectual and former revolutionary Neville Alexander shortly before his death, the essays gathered in this collection deal with the perceptions and beliefs that both drive and hinder post-apartheid South Africa and, in doing so, raise sometimes-uncomfortable questions about the "new" South Africa's standing on a global level. The pieces address three of the principle issues that concerned Alexander, namely, the fundamental necessity for South Africans to move away from race consciousness and think along the lines of the far more real and relevant categories of class, gender, and language; the importance of children learning to read, write, and think in their own mother tongue while understanding the need for mastery in an international language; and the struggle for a socialist world of justice and equality for all. These perceptive treatises shed light on the current South Africa, a nation working to reshape and reinvent itself on the international stage after years of political, racial, and social inequality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781431405862 20160611
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AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
Book
xxii, 505 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
  • Preface. 1. From Mbeki to Zuma
  • 2 .The Presidency
  • 3. The cabinet
  • 4. Foreign policy
  • 5. The foreign policy makers
  • 6. Parliament
  • 7. The ANC
  • 8. The unions
  • 9 . The opposition - 10. The traditional leaders
  • 11. The judges
  • 12. Money and politics
  • 13. The corporate boardrooms
  • 14. The professions
  • 15. The universities
  • Conclusion : Anatomy of a crisis
  • Appendix 1. : Cabinet ministers
  • Appendix 2. : Constitutional court judges.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
Book
xxiv, 371 p.
  • Found in this section: 1. Brief Table of Contents 2. Full Table of Contents -- <HR> <U>1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS</U> -- Preface List of Maps List of Photographs and Sources. Chapter 1 The Setting: Climate, Geography and People in South Africa Chapter 2 Early Conflict and Interdependence: The Establishment and Expansion of the Cape Colony Chapter 3 The British and the Expanding Cape Chapter 4 The Making of New States Chapter 5 African And Afrikaners States in Conflict Chapter 6 The First Phase of Industrialization Chapter 7 The Second Phase of Industrialization: Gold Mining and the Creation of a Unified White State Chapter 8 From Union to Apartheid: The Consolidation of a White State and the Rise of African Opposition, 1910â 1948 Chapter 9 Apartheid and South African Society Chapter 10 The African Transformation of South Africa Chapter 11 The New South Africa: 1994â 2004 -- Chapter 12 Conclusion: Post-Transition Growing Pains and the World -- Bibliography and Recommended Online Resources Index -- <HR> <U>2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS</U> -- Preface List of Maps List of Photographs and Sources. Chapter 1: The Setting: Climate, Geography and People in South Africa The Environment Human Communities: The San and Khoe The First Farmers Farming Society Conclusions Questions to Consider For Further Reading -- Chapter 2: Early Conflict and Interdependence: The Establishment and Expansion of the Cape Colony Earliest Contact: Portuguese Forays and Khoe Responses The V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company) and Company Rule White Settlement and Khoe Resistance Slavery at the Cape Relations in the Zones of Interaction Whites and Griqua in the Interior The Xhosa and White Settlers Conclusion Questions to Consider For Further Reading Chapter 3: The British and the Expanding Cape The Arrival of the British Abolition Reform and Labor British Settlers The Missionary Enterprise Xhosa Crises: Interaction with the Settlers and Civil War Conclusion Questions to Consider For Further Reading Chapter 4: The Making of New States The Implications of the making of the --â Mefcaneâ Nguni-speaking Chiefdoms The Rise of the Zulu Kingdom Developments in the Interior Mass Movements and New States Moshoeshoe and the Sotho Mzilikazi and the Ndebele Matiwane's Ngwane and the British British Policy and the Xhosa The Afrikaner â Great Trekâ Piet Retief and the Zulu Conclusion Questions to Consider For Further Reading Chapter 5: African And Afrikaners States in Conflict African States and the Trekker Republics Africans and British Policy Initiatives: Segregation and Indirect Rule African States, White Settlers Imperial Authorities and the Xhosa Crisis The Sotho, Afrikaners and British Intervention on the Highveld British Policy Reversals and the Sotho-Orange Free State War Conclusions Questions to Consider For Further Reading Chapter 6: The First Phase of Industrialization Diamond Discoveries and Rival Claims African Men and Women and the Development of Diamond Mining The Impact of Mining Imperial Designs, Local Politics and Confederation Schemes British Imperialism Afrikaner Republican Resistance and the Pedi Kingdom The Final Phases of Conquest Sotho and Zulu Resistance Conclusion Questions to Consider For Further Reading Chapter 7: The Second Phase of Industrialization: Gold Mining and the Creation of a Unified White State Gold Mining African Migrant Labor African Society and Migrant Labor The Politics of Mining: the Afrikaners, and British and Rhodes The South African War. Peace, Reconstruction and the Building of a White State African Resistance and African Labor Conclusion Questions to Consider For Further Reading Chapter 8: From Union to Apartheid: The Consolidation of a White State and the Rise of African Opposition, 1910â 1948 White Politics and the State Segregation Legislation and African Communities Opposition Movements and the Roots of African Nationalism Rural African Opposition Conclusion Questions to Consider For Further Reading Chapter 9: Apartheid and South African Society The Nationalists and Apartheid Blacks and Apartheid Policies African Society and the Impact of Apartheid The Homelands Opposition Politics: Strategy and Rural Protests Rising Tensions, State Repression and Radicalism South Africa in Global Context Conclusion Questions to Consider For Further Reading Chapter 10: The African Transformation of South Africa The South African Security State and Regional Politics Resistance From Below and the Failure of â Reformâ The Rejection of Reform, Uprisings and Opposition Tensions Mounting Pressures and the Road to Negotiations Negotiations and the Road to Democratic Elections Conclusion Questions to Consider For Further Reading Chapter 11: The New South Africa: 1994â 2004 The New Government and the Ascendancy of the ANC The Economy Looking Back, Healing and Moving Forward: the TRC and the Land Question Conclusion Questions to Consider For Further Reading -- Chapter 12 Conclusion: Post-Transition Growing Pains and the World This NEW chapter will cover the post-transition leadership of Mbeki and Zuma, the 2010 World Cup, current challenges: HIV/AIDS and crime and the new political economy. -- Bibliography and Recommended Online Resources Index -- --.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205795499 20160609
A survey of South African history from the formation of early human communities to the present. The Making of South Africa provides a detailed understanding of all the forces that have shaped South Africa to date. It represents a valuable and unique addition to the field by emphasizing African voices as well as recent developments in South Africa, including analyses on the post-transition political change, the World Cup of soccer, and pubic health issues. The text incorporates important new perspectives on South African geography and the spatial dimensions of segregation and apartheid. It also covers environmental studies and the dynamic literature on identities and ethnicity while highlighting how Europeans and Africans shaped the environment, politics, and the economy to develop a complex multi-ethnic nation. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Understand how South Africa became the nation it is today View South African history from the point of view of Africans as well as Europeans who have settled there Assess the impact of cultural, political, social, economic, geographical, environmental, and health-related forces on South African history Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205168655 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205168651. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205795499 20160609
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AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
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viii, 566 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction 1 The making of a polarized society The mould is cast The rise of the working classes Illusions of strength The rise of African nationalism Afrikaner nationalism's triumph Iron fist 'development' The post-war growth path The minerals-energy complex Fight-back The turn to armed struggle Into the doldrums Apartheid's harvest Cracks in the system Arrested development On the ropes The minerals-energy complex 2 Saving the system New waves of resistance The party's over Recasting the Divide Seizing opportunities 'Total strategy' Panic attack: From 'resistance to revolution' 'Workerists' and 'populists' 'Everything is political' Costs of insurrectionism No compromise Taking stock Stalemate At the crossroads Leap into the unknown 'Government-in-waiting' 3 Contours of the transition Big stakes, high risks Taking the plunge Breaking the rules Terms of the deal Hidden hazards Tectonic shifts Change and continuity Bypassed Salvaging the economic system Slipping and sliding South Africa in the global economy Trading trends Trends in financial relations Shifting the terms of incorporation The triumph of orthodoxy 4 Sticking to the rules: The evolution of post-apartheid economic policy Catching up Back to school Drawing pictures Converted: ANC economic policy in the early 1990s 'No alternative' The quiet death of the MERG report Marching with history Myth of the weak state Rude awakenings The GEAR plan Putting the best foot forward Report cards Not hiring Defending GEAR 5 All dressed up: The economy in the 21st century Rewind: South Africa's economic makeover Post-apartheid investment patterns Nip and tuck: The conglomerates restructure Melting into the air: The financialization of the economy Recap: A familiar story The meanings of neoliberalism Variations on a theme 'Muddling along'? Stuck in the middle Back from repairs: Black economic empowerment in the 2000s The functions of BEE State of denial Responding to the recession Modifications Reviving SA's industrial drive Breaking the mould The ecological frailty of SA's development path Burning down the house Hoodwinked Shifting the blame Untenable growth Is it really everybody's problem? To the last drop Mixing it up Renewables in perspective New approaches to growth 6 The world of work Not hiring Recession Explaining the 'jobs bloodbath' Working poor The myth of the magic portal Holding the line With friends like these The state of the trade union movement Shifts underfoot Public works - or does it? Money well spent? The big picture Double vision: The 'two economies' Lineages 7 Poverty and inequality in the post-apartheid years Is poverty decreasing? Measuring poverty Less poor, more unequal The social wage debate Defining the social wage Tracking improvements in the social wage Explaining the unevenness Slow harvest: Land reform That hollow feeling: Food and hunger A sickly society The fetish of coping Microfinance: Small change Microfinance under the microscope Crime, violence and justice Woe to the women Cycles of violence Wedged apart 8 The social protection system Social protection in South Africa The main social grants Protecting children The money or your life Origins of the system Hit and miss: Means-testing and targeting The impact of social protection on labour supply Grants, poverty reduction and development The universal income debate 'It's not the money, it's the idea' The radical potential of a universal income Dependency and shame Lineages of a taboo Social rights, the state and the market 9 AIDS & TB: 'Like waiting for a tidal wave to hit' An overview Double-blow: Tuberculosis and AIDS Entanglements of risk A political economy of AIDS in South Africa A disease of poverty? The uneven distribution of HIV in South Africa History's template Lives upended Sexual networking HIV, transactional sex and violence Aiding and abetting: Government's AIDS response Losing the plot The impact of a hyper-epidemic History lessons Keeping perspective Home is where the hurt is Shifting burdens: Home- and community-based care An unhealthy system Learning to cope? AIDS on the bottom-line An unequal epidemic in a polarized society Turning the tide One step forward - Fragmentation, introversion, erasure The living versus the dead 10 False starts: The health and education systems Rebuilding the health system Money or your life Health spending in context The private health system A national health insurance scheme Sick system Short-handed Triage Diagnosing the problems Intensive care World's apart: The new education system The doors of learning open The best education money can buy All mixed up? Engines of inequality A bridge too far: The folly of outcomes-based education Recasting higher education Repair work 11 A South African developmental state? In search of models The Asian 'blueprints' Civil society and developmental states Developmental states in the 21st century Closer to the ground: Subnational developmental 'states' A South African developmental state? Things we learn when the lights go out Beneath the 'hood Decorative development Politics of local development 12 Last man standing: The Mbeki-Zuma battle The arms deal Faceoff: Zuma versus Mbeki Take no prisoners (on the road to Polokwane) Everybody hates Thabo Outwitted in Harare Uses of an ogre Made-to-order: The Zuma challenge The odd couple: The Alliance left and Zuma Selling Zuma to the Left Shatterproof Off the hook Clean up What was the Mbeki-Zuma duel really about? Invincible? Salvage operation Post-modern president Mooring points That special 'something' 13 Power, consent and the ANC Rewind: The road travelled Hegemonic struggles Power, state and society Work in progress Reform from above? Prospects for hegemony Building consent Repair work Facts on the ground The many uses of nationalism Circling the wagons Avoiding accountability Roots of denial Paying the price Damage control Nationalism and the boundaries of belonging Policing the borders Pandora's box Reinventing authority, rebuilding power 14 Left behind: Challenge and protest The gravity field of national liberation Give and take COSATU and the SACP take a shortcut Pegged back A balancing act Popular activism beyond the Alliance Dazed and confused Off-balance: the civics movement Taking the gap A taxonomy of the new social formations 'With us, or against us' 'Working the system': The Treatment Action Campaign 'Movement beyond movements' Perspective Acronyms Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848138605 20160605
Since 1994, the democratic government in South Africa has worked hard at improving the lives of the black majority, yet half the population still lives in poverty, jobs are scarce, and the country is more unequal than ever. For millions, the colour of a person's skin still decides their destiny. In its wide-ranging, in-depth and provocative analysis, South Africa Pushed to the Limit shows that although the legacies of apartheid and colonialism weigh heavy, many of the strategic choices made since 1994 have compounded those handicaps. The economy remains dominated by a handful of large conglomerates that are now entwined in the circuitry of the global economy. The government, meanwhile, has squandered its leverage over their decisions in a series of miscalculations and errors. The social costs have been punishing. Marais explains why those choices were made, where they went awry, and why South Africa's vaunted formations of the left failed to prevent or alter them. Shedding light on a variety of South Africa's most pressing issues - from the real reasons behind President Jacob Zuma's rise and the purging of his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki to a devastating critique of the country's continuing AIDS crisis - South Africa Pushed to the Limit provides a unique, benchmark analysis of the long journey beyond apartheid.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848138605 20160605
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AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
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1 videodisc (37 min., 35 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
'When xenophobic attacks broke out across South Africa in 2008, many were shocked by a violence that felt like a violation of the principles of their democratic nation. Where Do I Stand? is a window into the lives of seven young people grappling with their actions during and after this violence. They include a Rwandan refugee, a girl wrestling with the reality of foreigners in her township, a boy facing calls of cowardice, a girl whose family sheltered their Malawian gardener. This violence was another challenge to a country still struggling with the legacy of apartheid -- poverty, unemployment, racial divisions. Where Do I Stand? captures the optimistic voices of youth struggling with their experiences and carving out their own places in this complex nation"--Internet movie database.
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xlix, 350 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION Peter Kagwanja and Kwandiwe Kondlo-- Part I: POLITICS-- Modernising the African National Congress: The legacy of President Thabo Mbeki William M Gumede-- The state of the Pan-Africanist Congress in a democratic South Africa Thabisi Hoeane-- Black consciousness in contemporary South African politics Thiven Reddy-- Part II: ECONOMICS-- The developmental state in South Africa: The difficult road ahead Sampie Terreblanche-- Globalisation and transformation of the South African merchant navy: A case of flag of (in)convenience shipping? Shaun Ruggunan-- Service delivery as a measure of change: State capacity and development David Hemson, Jonathan Carter and Geci Karuri-Sebina-- The state of our environment: Safeguarding the foundation for development Donald Gibson, Amina Ismail, Darryll Kilian and Maia Matshikiza-- Part III: SOCIETY-- Beyond yard socialism: Landlords, tenants and social power in the backyards of a South African city Leslie Bank-- Part IV: SOUTH AFRICA, AFRICA AND THE GLOBE-- Internationalisation and competitiveness in South African urban governance: On the contradictions of aspirationist urban policy-making Scarlett Cornelissen-- South Africa and the Great Lakes: A complex diplomacy Che Ajulu-- Cry sovereignty: South Africa in the UN Security Council one year on Peter Kagwanja-- Praetorian solidarity: The state of military relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe Peter Kagwanja and Martin Revayi Rupiya.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796921994 20160528
"State of the Nation: South Africa 2008" is the fifth volume in the annual series published by the HSRC Press. This volume will feature a range of pertinent and captivating contemporary viewpoints on South African politics, society, economy and international relations. As with earlier editions, commentary is drawn from the ranks of academics, political analysts, civil society and the research community.The diverse contributions form a comprehensive collection that, as always, reflects a finger kept firmly on the South African pulse. Issues featured in this edition include: Black consciousness in contemporary South African politics; Modernizing the African National Congress; The developmental state in South Africa; Globalisation and transformation of the South African Merchant Navy; Landlords, tenants and social power in the backyards of a South African city; and, The state of military relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe and South Africa in the UN Security Council.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796921994 20160528
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341 p. ; 23 cm.
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xv, 208 p. ; 22 cm.
Xolela Mangcu is well known for the incisive social commentary that characterises his regular newspaper columns. In "To the Brink", Mangcu turns his focus to the state of South Africa's evolving democracy. From policy controversies surrounding HIV/AIDS, Zimbabwe, corruption and the constant labelling of black critics as 'foot lickers' of the white man, no relevant issues escape his analysis of the racial insider/outsider dynamic that has evolved under Thabo Mbeki's rule.Drawing on the intellectual history of the Eastern Cape as well as his own life experiences, Mangcu contrasts damaging racial exclusivity with the adaptation, renewal and tolerance that has characterised the best traditions of South Africa's liberation movements. He discusses how black and white people could build a joint culture and, finally, examines the ANC's choice of president and its implications for the future of democracy in South Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781869141370 20160528
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1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Uses archival photographs, newsreel footage, and interviews to chronicle the quest by Black South Africans for economic viability and individual freedom.
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AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Chronicles the lives of four young people in 12th grade in Nyanga township outside Cape Town, as they work toward their crucial Matric exams. Even in the new South Africa, many vestiges of apartheid persist, and the students believe the Matric examination, which all students are required to take, will deermine their future. It explores what hands in the balance if the students pass Matric and what awaits those who do not.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01
Book
xxxvii, 458 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
  • Women in the pre-colonial and pre-Union periods: Chiefly women and women's leadership in pre-colonial southern Africa-- 'Like three tongues in one mouth' - tracing the elusive lives of slave women in (slavocratic) South Africa-- not a Nongqawuse story - an anti-heroine in historical perspective-- Women and gender in the South African War, 1899-1902. Women in early- to mid-twentieth century South Africa: 'Let them build more gaols'-- testimonies and transitions - women negotiating the rural and urban in the mid-20th century-- generations of struggle: trade unions and the roots of feminism, 1930-1960-- feminisms, motherisms, patriarchies and women's voices in the 1950s. War - armed and mass struggles as gendered experiences: Women in the ANC-led underground-- 'Another mother for peace' - women and peace building in South Africa, 1983-2003-- 'We were not afraid' - the role of women in the 1980's township uprising in the Eastern Cape-- women, labour and resistance - case studies from the Port Elizabeth/Uitenhage area, 1972-1994-- the 1990s - new identities, new victories, new struggles-- naked women's protest, July 1990 - 'We won't fuck for houses'-- loving in a time of hopelessness' - on township women's subjectivities in a time of HIV/AIDS-- invisible lives, inaudible voices? The social conditions of migrant women in Johannesburg-- ambiguity is my middle name - a research diary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796921741 20160528
In bringing alive the link between past and present, we find ways of imagining our future...In this fascinating collection, full of different textures, narratives and nuances, sixteen authors have begun to tackle the task of writing South Africa's history from an overtly feminist perspective, giving readers an opportunity to understand and reflect on debates about real women's power in completely new and fresh ways. Taking readers on an eclectic journey through the major themes of South African history from pre-colonial and pre-Union periods, through the terrors and struggles of the apartheid era to the present time, the authors have chosen not to be polite, but to interrogate issues, take them apart, turn things upside down. Readers are treated to a complete revision of the stories of Sarah Bartman and Xhosa prophetess Nongquawse; given a unique insight into the lives of slave women; the role of women in the early frontier wars; women's political struggles in the twentieth century; and on into the present with essays that deal with women's agency and current forms of protest and self representation. An exciting combination of seasoned and new voices, the book is intelligent, subtle, magisterial and unforgettable. Read it!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796921741 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-48Q-01, HISTORY-48Q-01