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The Great African Society: A Plan for a Nation Gone Astray

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‘The ANC, in its rush for political control, chose power over the people instead of power of the people. History will judge them harshly.’

‘Historically, societies tend to wait until it is too late before rich people understand that their wealth can only be secured in a more just society.’

Only a dramatic, imaginatively crafted intervention – a massive redistribution program
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Paperback, 293 pages
Published February 8th 2012 by Jonathan Ball Publishers
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Nokulunga
Nov 01, 2013 Nokulunga rated it it was ok
I found it to be an okay book. I feel it needs more though I can't point out more of what exactly. The analysis of the subject matters is really good, excellent research. A lot of things I read in this book I either had no idea on them or knew a little. The book does feel like an academic article. A bit difficult to read at first, a lot big words used and long sentences but it gets better. The one question I found myself asking each time was, should I turn the next page? I guess that's because ...more
Anna Jones
Jan 06, 2014 Anna Jones rated it really liked it
Great background reading for the South Africa problem set. Very good thinking around political vs economic empowerment. Doesn't come up with a clear, implementable manifesto just many, many shopping list of things to do. Would benefit from being forced into an Economist article or 15 min TED talk.
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