The Democratic Moment

The Democratic moment is, among other things, a look at the mass forces that swept Jacob Zuma to power in 2009 and put an end to the elite politics of the Thabo Mbeki era. Trenchant and provocative as always, Xolela Mangcu looks at the new configuration of power in South Africa and in the process illuminates such topics as the new black elite, the role of Julius Malema, the cartoons of Zapiro and the fortunes of COPE. His is a book that will stimulate ideas, provoke discussion, create controversy and help us understand where we are as a society and a nation.
Author:
Xolela Mangcu
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Paperback

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The Democratic moment is, among other things, a look at the mass forces that swept Jacob Zuma to power in 2009 and put an end to the elite politics of the Thabo Mbeki era. Trenchant and provocative as always, Xolela Mangcu looks at the new configuration of power in South Africa and in the process illuminates such topics as the new black elite, the role of Julius Malema, the cartoons of Zapiro and the fortunes of COPE. His is a book that will stimulate ideas, provoke discussion, create controversy and help us understand where we are as a society and a nation.

Product details

Author:
Xolela Mangcu
Subtitle:
South Africa's Prospects Under Jacob Zuma
Publisher:
Jacana Media
ISBN:
9781770097742
Audience:
General
Pages:
200
Width (mm):
147
Length (mm):
208
Additional Info:
Xolela Mangcu is well known as a newspaper columnist and public commentator. He writes regularly for Business Day. He is a non-resident Senior Scholar at the Brookings Institution, Washington, and a convener of the Platform for Public Deliberation at the University of Johannesburg. The Platform for Public Deliberation is a not-for-profit think-tank set up to promote a culture of open dialogue on political, cultural, and economic matters affecting South Africa, Africa and the world. His most recent book was entitled To the Brink: The State of Democracy in South Africa (2008).
Weight (g):
249

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