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This volume is the first in a series by leading South African intellectuals on the state of post-apartheid South Africa.
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This anthology provides insightful political analysis of post-apartheid South Africa. Written by leading South African intellectuals, these analyses cover topics such as unemployment, trade unionism, race relations, land reform, education, international relations, and the South Africanisation of the African economy. Within each work the inherited apartheid legacy, the policies introduced to overcome those legacies, and the effectiveness of those policies are addressed.

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Roger Southall is a research specialist in the areas of democratisation, governance and labour studies with a southern African area emphasis. He has a PhD in West African Studies/Social and Economic History from the University of Birmingham, England and an MA (Econ) degree from the University of Manchester. He has authored over 100 publications in the form of books, monographs, articles, research reports and chapters in books. He is currently Executive Director of the Democracy and Governance research programme of the HSRC. John Daniel is a research specialist in the areas of foreign policy, political economy and human rights with a southern African area emphasis. He has a BA degree from Natal University and PhD (Political Science) from the State University of New York (SUNY). He has taught at universities in the United States, Europe and Africa and been the Africa editor for Zed Books in London. He also spent three years as a researcher with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and was part of the team that wrote its seven-volume final report. He is currently a research director in the Democracy and Governance programme of the HSRC. Adam Habib is a research specialist in the areas of state-civil society relations, democratization, institutional transformation and higher education reform. He has a BA degree from Natal University and a Ph.D in Political Science from the City University of New York (CUNY). He is an executive member of the South African Political Science Association, a co-editor of the journals Transformation and Politikon (with John Daniel), and sits on the editorial board of Volunta. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Civil Society at Natal University and a part-time member of the Democracy and Governance programme of the HSRC. Other contributors to the volume include Professors Jonathon Jansen, Nici Nattrass, Gerry Mare, Linda Richter and Maxi Schoeman and such scholars and researchers as Linda Chisholm, Xolela Mangcu, Doreen Atkinson and Sakhela Buhlungu.

Table of Contents

List of tables List of figures Acronyms Preface Introduction Part I: Politics 1 The state of the state: Contestation and race re-assertion in a neoliberal terrain 2 The state of party politics: Struggles within the Tripartite Alliance and the decline of opposition 3 An Imperfect past: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in transition 4 The state of race relations in post-apartheid South Africa 5 The state of local government: Third-generation issues Part II: Economy 6 The state of the economy: A crisis of employment 7 The state of employment and unemployment in South Africa 8 The state of trade unionism in post-apartheid South Africa 9 The state of the labour market in contemporary South Africa Part III: Society 10 State-civil society relations in post-apartheid South Africa 11 The state of families in South Africa 12 The state of curriculum reform in South Africa: The Issue of Curriculum 2005 13 The state of higher education in South Africa: From massification to mergers 14 HIV/AIDS policy-making in post-apartheid South Africa 15 The land question in contemporary South Africa Part IV: South Africa In Africa And The World 16 South Africa as an emerging middle power: 1994-2003 17 The South Africans have arrived: Post-apartheid corporate expansion into Africa Contributors Index

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