Hardback How long will South Africa survive? : the looming crisis / R.W. Johnson.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781849045599 (hbk.) :
In 1977, Johnson's 'How Long Will South Africa Survive?' offered a controversial and highly original analysis of the survival prospects of apartheid. Now, after more than two decades of the ANC in government, he believes the question must be posed again. 'The big question about ANC rule,' Johnson writes, 'is whether African nationalism would be able to cope with the challenges of running a modern industrial economy. Twenty years of ANC rule have shown conclusively that the party is hopelessly ill-equipped for this task. Indeed, everything suggests that South Africa as a unitary state cannot be taken for granted. Johnson's analysis is original and cogently argued. He has for several decades now been the senior international commentator on South African affairs, known for his lucid analysis and complete lack of deference towards the conventional wisdom.