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State of the nation : South Africa, 1994-2014 : a twenty-year review of freedom and democracy

Author: Thenjiwe MeyiwaMuxe NkondoMargaret Chitiga-MabuguMoses SitholeFrancis B NyamnjohAll authors
Publisher: Cape Town : HSRC Press, 2014.
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"This seventh...in the internationally acclaimed State of the Nation series from HSRC Press is a significant contribution to the debates around the impact of 20 years of freedom and democracy on South Africa. Resonating with a wealth of research in a variety of disciplines and cross-disciplinary fields, leading scholars analyse and reflect on an emerging balance sheet that urges all South Africans towards a fair,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thenjiwe Meyiwa; Muxe Nkondo; Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu; Moses Sithole; Francis B Nyamnjoh; Human Sciences Research Council.
ISBN: 9780796924612 0796924619 9780796924766 0796924767
OCLC Number: 890197859
Description: xvii, 524 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: General introduction / Thenjiwe Meyiwa, Muxe Nkondo, Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Moses Sithole and Francis Nyamnjoh --
PART 1: POLITICS --
Twenty years of constitutional democracy / Judith February and Gary Pienaar --
From the RDP to the National Development Plan: The mirage of a super-ministry / Temba Maselela and Sihle Mthiyane --
Freedom of information and national security in South Africa / Mukelani Dimba --
The vibrancy and governability of South African democracy / Muxe Nkondo --
Twenty years of reconciling traditional governance with modern democracy / Gerard Hagg and Chuma Himonga --
PART 2: THE ECONOMY --
Macro-economic visions and the labour-market question / Nicoli Nattrass --
South Africa as an open economy: Problems and potentialities / Kenneth Creamer --
Pro-poor rural development in South Africa? / Peter Jacobs and Tim Hart --
Land redistribution: The politics of not making policy / Ruth Hall --
Continuity, change and conflict in South African cities / Ivan Turok and Jackie Borel-Saladin --
Youth unemployment dynamics in the labour market of the periphery / Catherine Cross and Stewart Ngandu --
Xenophobia and reconciliation / Jan Hofmeyr and Kate Lefko-Everett --
PART 3: SOCIETY --
Poverty and substantive equality in the courts / Jackie Dugard and Narnia Bohler-Muller --
Exploring police performance and police brutality in South Africa / Gareth Newham --
Children, the Constitution, the law and social policy / Julia Sloth-Nielsen --
Equity, access and quality in basic education / Shireen Motala --
Quality school mathematics: An elusive aspiration? / Vijay Reddy and Andrea Juan --
Key trends in South African society and the media / Herman Wasserman --
Parody, politics and democracy in South Africa / Adam Haupt. PART 4: HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT --
Child vulnerability: Priority and responsibility / Chris Desmond and Linda Richter --
South Africa's response to the HIV and AIDS epidemics / Olive Shisana, Nompumelelo Zungu and Leickness Simbayi --
Primary health care as the foundation of the south African health system: Myth or reality? / Laetitia Rispel, Julia Moorman and Pascalia Munyewende --
Mitigating climate change: State of the carbon nation / Richard Calland --
Poverty and employment impacts of the transition to a green economy / Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Charles Nhemachena and Stewart Ngandu --
PART 5: SOUTH AFRICA AND THE WORLD --
South Africa and the BRICS in a multilateral, multipolar world / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos --
Global financial governance and the opening to BRICS banking / Patric Bond --
Mining in post-apartheid South Africa: Challenges and opportunities / Claude Kabemba --
Testing the waters of African Renaissance in post-apartheid South Africa / Francis Nyamnjoh and Katleho Shoro --
The national question and citizenship-deficit: South Africa and Nigeria / Godwin Onuoha and Nedson Pophiwa.
Responsibility: edited by Thenjiwe Meyiwa, Muxe Nkondo, Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Moses Sithole and Francis Nyamnjoh.

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2014 is a year of celebration on 20 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa. Simultaneously it is a time for reflection on how these two decades transformed the country and what trends  Read more...

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