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Short-Changed?: South Africa since Apartheid
by Colin Bundy
Ohio University Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-0-8214-4525-9 | Paper: 978-0-8214-2155-0
Library of Congress Classification JQ1998.A4B78 2014b
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.96809049


What have been the most significant developments—political, social, economic—in South Africa since 1994? How much has changed since the demise of apartheid, and how much remains stubbornly the same? Should one celebrate a robust democracy now two decades old, or lament the corrosive effects of factionalism, greed, and corruption on political life? Colin Bundy tries to answer such questions, while avoiding simplistic or one-sided assessments of life under Mandela, Mbeki, and Zuma. He recognizes real advances under ANC rule but also identifies the limits and contradictions of such progress. Bundy demonstrates, too, how the country’s past permeates the present, complicating and constraining the politics of transition, so that genuine transformation has been short-changed.

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