In the face of the continuing national tragedy of the inequality, poverty and unemployment which have triggered rising working-class discontent around the country, the ANC announced a ‘second phase’ of the ‘national democratic revolution’ to deal with the challenges. Ironically, the ANC post-Mangaung has resolved to preserve the core tenets of the minerals-energy-financial complex that defined racial capitalism – while at the same time ratcheting up the revolutionary rhetoric to keep the working class and marginalised onside. If the ‘first phase’ was a tragedy of the unmet expectations of the majority, is the ‘second phase’ likely to be a farce? The chapters in this volume are written by experts in their fields and address issues of politics, power and social class; economy, ecology and labour; public policy and social practice; and South Africa beyond its borders. They examine some of these challenges, and indicate that they are as much about the defective content of policies as their poor implementation. The third volume of the New South African Review continues the series by providing in-depth analyses of the key issues facing the country today.
Acerca de Jacklyn Cock
Jacklyn Cock is a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has published widely on gender, militarisation and environmental issues. Her last book was The War against Ourselves: Nature, Power and Justice (Wits University Press, 2007)
Acerca de John Daniel
John Daniel was an activist, Professor of Political Science and most recently served as Academic Director of the programme in Social and Political Transformation of the School for International Training, Durban.
Acerca de Sanusha Naidu
Sanusha Naidu is Senior Researcher in the Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
Acerca de Roger Southall
Roger Southall is the Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Acerca de Stephanie Allais
Stephanie Allais is the director of the Centre for Researching Education and Labour, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Acerca de William Attwell
William Attwell is Senior Analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa at Frontier Strategy Group in Oxford
Acerca de Susan Booysen
Susan Booysen is professor emeritus and visiting professor at the Wits School of Governance. She is also director of research at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection.
Acerca de David Fig
David Fig is an environmental sociologist and political economist. He is a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, and a research associate of the University of Cape Town’s Chair in Bio-Economy and the University of the Witwatersrand’s SWOP Institute.
Acerca de Dick Forslund
Dick Forslund is Economist and Researcher, Alternative Information and Development Centre, Cape Town.
Acerca de Paul Maylam
Paul Maylam is Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Rhodes University.
Acerca de Julia Moorman
Julia Moorman is Senior Community Health Specialist, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand.
Acerca de Shireen Motala
Shireen Motala is Director of the Postgraduate Centre, Research and Innovation Division, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg.
Acerca de Prishani Naidoo
Prishani Naidoo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Acerca de Vinothan Naidoo
Vinothan Naidoo is Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town.
Acerca de Martin Nicol
Martin Nicol is former practice leader, Applied Research and Economic Development, Research at ODA (Pty) Ltd, a Cape Town-based consultancy.
Acerca de Devan Pillay
Devan Pillay is a professor in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is active in the Global Labour University and International Centre for Development and Decent Work networks.
Acerca de Marisha Ramdeen
Marisha Ramdeen is a researcher with ACCORD, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, in Durban.
Acerca de Laetitia Rispel
Laetitia Rispel is Professor and Head of the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Acerca de Ahmed Veriava
Ahmed Veriava is researcher, writer and lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Acerca de Louise Vincent
Louise Vincent is Professor of Political Studies, Rhodes University.