CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICA
By Anthony Butler
[pounds sterling]47.50 Palgrave Macmillan
Contemporary South Africa is a wide-ranging and thought-provoking introduction to the social, political, cultural and economic life of modern-day South Africa and its changing role in the world-all set in the context of its history and character as a 'rainbow nation'.
Under President Mandela, South Africans put behind them the political oppression and comprehensive racial segregation of apartheid. Predictions that civil war and racial conflict would ensue have proven unfounded. South African has instead undergone, Anthony Butler asserts, a remarkable social and political renewal, while the economy and system of government have weathered a decade of international...