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  • From Comrades to Citizensby Glenn Adler; Jonny Steinberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00

    In the 1980s South Africa's urban townships exploded into insurrection led by youth and residents' organisations that collectively became known as the civics movement. Ironically the movement has been unable to adapt to the role of a voluntary association in the liberal polity it helped create, and has great difficulty defining any alternative role.... more...

  • The New South Africaby Guy Arnold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 145.00

    The orderly transfer of power from the white minority to the black majority in South Africa was something of a political miracle. The tasks facing the new government of Thabo Mbeki are formidable. If Mbeki can succeed in giving his country and the African continent the necessary lead the rewards will be tremendous both for South Africa itself and for... more...

  • Theory, Change and Southern Africaby Professor Peter Vale; Dr Larry Swatuk; Bertil Oden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 205.00

    As dramatic changes unfold throughout the world, and the new millennium begins, many in South Africa have begun to ask 'what next'? The scale and pace of change have led to a feeling of powerlessness. How to cope with 'globalization', 'regionalization', a depleting ozone layer, new diseases, rampant militarization, let alone unseen structures of influence... more...

  • Communication and Democratic Reform in South Africaby Robert B. Horwitz

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 52.00

    The book examines the reform of the communication sector in South Africa. more...

  • Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750?1870by Robert Ross

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    This 1999 book is a cultural interpretation of South Africa's colonial history, specifically the Cape Colony, between 1750 and 1870. more...

  • Twilight Peopleby David Houze

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 12.95

    David Houze was twenty-six and living in a single room occupancy hotel in Atlanta when he discovered that three little girls in an old photo he'd seen years earlier were actually his sisters. The girls had been left behind in South Africa when Houze and his mother fled the country in 1966, at the height of apartheid, to start a new life in Meridian,... more...

  • Black South African Womenby Kathy Perkins

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 52.95

    This is the first anthology to focus exclusively on the lives of Black South African women. This collection represents the work of both female and male writers, including national and international award-winning playwrights. The collection includes six full-length and four one-act plays, as well as interviews with the writers, who candidly discuss... more...

  • South Africa's Brittle Peaceby Pierre du Toit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    South Africa has succeeded in establishing a democracy, but has yet to eliminate public violence from society. This book takes up the issue of post-settlement violence and ways of consolidating the newly found democratic peace. The role of negotiated institutions such as the new police force, economic factors relevant to the anticipated 'peace dividend',... more...

  • The Fall of Apartheidby Robert Harvey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 45.00

    The Fall of Apartheid tells the extraordinary story of how apartheid came into being, secured its ascendancy over the richest and most developed society in Sub-Saharan Africa, and then collapsed. For the first time it reveals the full story of the secret meetings between Africans and Afrikaners in Britain, in which South Africa's current president,... more...

  • South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperationby James J. Hentz

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    In South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation, James J. Hentz addresses changes in South Africa's strategies for regional cooperation and economic development since its transition from apartheid to democracy. Hentz focuses on why the new South African government continues to make regional cooperation... more...