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After the Dance

Was:  R 370.00
Now:  R 185.00

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In April 1994, South Africa stepped back from the slough of endemic violence and danced its first bold dance with constitutional democracy. Millions of people entered into a state of euphoric rejoicing. The date marked the , Read More
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ISBN: 9781928455417

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After the Dance

In April 1994, South Africa stepped back from the slough of endemic violence and danced its first bold dance with constitutional democracy. Millions of people entered into a state of euphoric rejoicing. The date marked the end of the apartheid past and the beginning of a brave new future. This is how the first edition of this highly-praised examination of South African democracy was introduced. The date of its release was 2004. Now, 15 years on, the dance is well and truly over. Democracy at the southern end of Africa has been sorely tested by the world’s largest HIV/Aids epidemic, by a deliberate attempt at ‘state capture’ that has relieved the national fiscus of several trillions of Rand, by poverty levels that have surpassed those prevalent under apartheid, and by steadily declining educational standards and massive youth unemployment. The value of this early work is that it so accurately pinpoints the cracks in the democratic façade. As the second decade of the 21st century draws to a close, the author’s method and keen perceptions resonate far beyond the country he is describing. WHY IS IT BEING REPUBLISHED? This time it’s also available in e-book format, international POD, and as an audiobook. The company involved is Withaak Media and its subsidiary in London, Withaak International. A Withaak spokesperson explains their interest: ‘It’s amazing how much this book concerns itself with issues that are TOPICAL RIGHT NOW. Robbins and his informants speak volumes about identity, race, and politics in exactly the way the world is seized with these topics right now. The book is a great addition to that conversation.