2 - Shaping the Post-Apartheid Landscape in South Africa
Corresponding Author(s) : Roger Southall
Africa Review of Books,
Vol. 14 No. 2 (2018): Africa Review of Books, volume 14, n° 2, 2018
Roger Southall must rank as one of South Africa’s most enterprising and provocative scholars. He is not one to shy away from taking on challenging and demanding assignments. Like his book before this one, Liberation Movements in Power: Party and State in Southern Africa (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2013) was pathbreaking in examining and exploring the structural anatomy and governance pathologies of liberation movements in Southern Africa. Here he laid bare theirloss of moral authority to govern once ensconced in power; only to become authoritarian party machines based on corruption, avarice, and patronage.