The Fall of the ANC Continues - Prince Mashele (Paperback)

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n the basis of the current state of politics in South Africa – of corruption, factionalism, the use of politics as a means of accumulation, all of which are abundant in the ANC – we have come to the conclusion that, if the party does not make a serious U-turn, it will ruin itself, and our country at the same time. This will not go on forever, for newer generations will, to avoid further ruin, act to bring about political change. We have faith in the rational capacity of human beings, even as we know that history reminds us that humankind can sometimes be foolish.’

Political governance in South Africa has collapsed. Scandals of corruption, evidence of nepotism, rampant maladministration in provinces, incompetence in public offices and a general decline in the quality of leadership are there for all to see.

In the authors’ view, this state of affairs has its origins in the messiness and collapse of the African National Congress. As helplessness deepens in our society, concerned citizens ask: What will happen to South Africa?

The Fall of the ANC Continues: What Next? seeks to answer this question of the fate that awaits the country.

Product Details

Barcode
9781770105645
Department
Books
Released
5 Sep 2017
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Prince Mashele
Mzukisi Qobo
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Language
English
Number of Pages
312
Dimensions
198 x 130mm (300g)

Summary

''When we said [in 2014] the ANC was falling, many people in the ANC thought we were suffering from the worst form of madness. But today those who said so then secretly approach us to ask: "How did you foresee all this?" By "this" they mean all the internal political mess the ANC has brought to itself since we wrote the first edition of this book. Indeed, a lot of "this" has taken place over the past three years. That is why the title of this second edition is The Fall of the ANC Continues." Political governance in South Africa continues to collapse. Scandals of corruption, evidence of nepotism, rampant maladministration in provinces, incompetence in public offices and a general decline in the quality of leadership are there for all to see. In the view of Prince Mashele and Mzukisi Qobo, this state of affairs has its origins in the messiness and collapse of the African National Congress. As helplessness deepens in our society, concerned citizens ask: "What will happen to South Africa?" The Fall of the ANC Continues seeks to answer this question of the fate that awaits the country.

Classification

General Subject
Politics/Intl Relations
BISAC Subject 2
Political Science / Political Process / General
BISAC Subject 3
Social Science / General
BISAC Subject 4
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
BIC Classification 1
Central government
BIC Classification 2
Political corruption
BIC Classification 3
Political structure & processes
BIC Classification 4
Social issues & processes
BIC Classification 5
Political parties

Author Bio

Prince Mashele is a respected thought leader in South Africa. He is a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria. He is also the author of The Death of our Society. Mzukisi Qobo is associate professor and deputy director at the NRF Chair on African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg. He is a recognised thought leader on global affairs, political economy and governance-related issues. He completed his PhD at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Review Quotes

"A high-octane, brutal critique of the ANC's battle to govern South Africa effectively. It shatters myths about our past and provides a timely wake-up call for the future. " - Mondli Makhanya