Opposition and Democracy in South AfricaOpposition and Democracy in South Africa



This collection examines the nature, scope and prospects for political opposition under African National Congress political dominance.

Author: Roger Southall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135277413

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Page: 304

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This collection examines the nature, scope and prospects for political opposition under African National Congress political dominance.

On The ContraryOn The Contrary



This is an adventure in ideas that involves vivid real people - friends, colleagues and enemies alike.

Author: Tony Leon

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: 9781868424931

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Page: 780

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The memoirs of former Opposition leader Tony Leon provide a unique glimpse into the political life of South Africa in the democratic era. In incisive, finely focused prose, On the Contrary records Leon's thirteen-year leadership of the Democratic Alliance and its predecessor, the Democratic Party, years in which the party grew from its marginal position on the brink of political extinction into the second largest political force in South Africa. This is an adventure in ideas that involves vivid real people - friends, colleagues and enemies alike. There is new light shed on many of the figures who have shaped modern South Africa, including Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk and Thabo Mbeki. A trained lawyer, Tony Leon entered Parliament at age 32 at the dawn of South Africa's period of revolution and reform. He actively participated in the constitutional negotiations that led to the birth of the democratic South Africa.

Opposing VoicesOpposing Voices



Both speeches are included in this volume together with a series of lectures which accompanied the exhibition.

Author: Colin Eglin

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015073984141

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Page: 173

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Without effective opposition there is no true democracy and without contribution of the prominent proponents of liberalism who have added their voices to this title, the situation in South Africa would probably be very different today. Helen Suzman takes pride of place among those liberals who devoted their lives to the fight for human rights and the rule of law in South Africa. From the start of a political career that spanned almost four decades, she challenged the iniquity of apartheid and used the privilege of Parliament to expose the inhumanity of a system that came to be defined as a crime against humanity. As a tribute to her extraordinary political life, the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish studies and research at the University of Cape Town, in association with the South African Jewish Museum, mounted an exhibition in her honour. After Colin Eglin opened the exhibition, David Welsh paid formal tribute to the guest of honour who used the occasion to reflect on her career. Both speeches are included in this volume together with a series of lectures which accompanied the exhibition.

The Politics of the New South AfricaThe Politics of the New South Africa



This book provides an appraisal of critical moments in South Africa's history: segregation and racial supremacy, black opposition, politics under apartheid and violence and terror.

Author: Heather Deegan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582382270

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Page: 261

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For undergraduate and taught masters courses on modern South Africa as part of a politics, area studies, development studies or combined social sciences degree. This book provides an appraisal of critical moments in South Africa's history: segregation and racial supremacy, black opposition, politics under apartheid and violence and terror. The authors include up-to-date information such as the transfer of power in 1994, enfranchisement and political realignment, the post-electoral period of adjustment and socio-economic transition, the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 1999 elections.

African Opposition in South AfricaAfrican Opposition in South Africa



This volume provides a compact answer both to those who wonder at the capacity of the relatively small white minority to rule the vast African majority, and to those who fail to understand why the Africans have not, by open rebellion, ...

Author: Edward Feit

Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044710387

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Page: 223

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This volume provides a compact answer both to those who wonder at the capacity of the relatively small white minority to rule the vast African majority, and to those who fail to understand why the Africans have not, by open rebellion, general strike, or some other means of dislocating the South African economy, acted to overthrow the white regime. The obstacles the African opposition must overcome to attain its objectives, whether by violent or non-violent means are noted as follows: the organizational weaknesses of the African National Congress, principally due to an inadequate communication system; ANC's lack of money, which impacts organizers and their ability to travel, and results in volunteers unwillingly using their own very scarce funds; and most importantly, a leadership divided by ideology, by differences over tactics, by regional jealousies, and by personal intrigues. In all these regards the African National Congress was seriously lacking, which inevitably doomed its efforts to failure.

Opposition and Democracy in South AfricaOpposition and Democracy in South Africa



society (oppositions subordinated to assessment of wider state-society linkages) or of democratic consolidation (opposition ... In other words, the suggestion that because things are now better than they were, because South Africa has a ...

Author: Roger Southall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135277345

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Page: 304

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This collection examines the nature, scope and prospects for political opposition under African National Congress political dominance.