The failure of the 2021 post-election deal is a missed opportunity for the African National Congress and Inkatha to work together.
This history covers twelve decades, from the surrender of Boer guerrillas in the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1902 to the July 2021 looting spree and violence.
International borders were negotiable for the right price. What residents of former ‘homelands’ and of Lesotho and eSwatini have in common now are limited government services and few job prospects.
FW de Klerk as National Party conservative was paradoxically the right leader at the right time to relinquish white minority rule.
A realignment is needed as the current systems have lost the competence to midwife a new nation out of the formative experiences of the last 25 years.
The book shows that the claim made by some analysts that it was the fall of communism that prompted moves towards negotiations to end apartheid is off the mark.
Although a commited veteran of the ANC, Mlangeni was no party apparatchik. He was outspoken against endemic corruption in government.
Mandela left at the right time in 1999, when the country still seemed in a healthy state, after which he consolidated his international reputation.
It seems that former president FW De Klerk continues to find it hard to accept that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
In his new capacity as President of South Africa, FW de Klerk directly experienced for the first time how the international community had abandoned its support for minority white rule.
Ramaphosa is constrained by his tenuous control over South Africa’s governing party, the ANC.
The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
The making of South Africa’s Constitution took six long years. Now, 20 years later, the process of drawing up this revered document is being tainted with myth making.