The Zuma Years. South Africa's Changing Face of Power

The Zuma Years is a fly-on-the-wall, insider's approach to South Africa's changing face and the people who control the power.
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Title: The Zuma Years
Subtitle: South Africa's Changing Face of Power
Author: Richard Calland
Publisher: Zebra Press; Random House Struik
Cape Town, South Africa 2013
ISBN 9781770220881 / ISBN 978-1-77022-088-1
Softcover, 15x23 cm, 464 pages


What goes on in Jacob Zuma’s cabinet meetings? What tensions exist between the ANC and its alliance partners? How does the future look for opposition parties? What influence does business have on politics in South Africa? It is people who make politics, and this is a book about personalities as well as the institutions they belong to. Discussing topics such as the presidency, the cabinet and the directors-general, the opposition parties, the parliamentary committees and the ANC alliance partners, Calland takes the reader along the corridors of power, mixing vivid anecdotes with solid research. The result is an accessible yet authoritative account of who runs South Africa, and how, today. It provides a fl y-on-the-wall, insider’s approach to the people who control the power that affects us all.

Content: The Zuma Years. South Africa's Changing Face of Power

Preface and acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms
From Mbeki to Zuma
The Presidency
The cabinet
Foreign policy
The foreign policy makers
The unions
The opposition
The traditional leaders
The judges
Money and politics
The corporate boardrooms
The professions
The universities
Conclusion: Anatomy of a crisis
Appendix 1: Cabinet ministers
Appendix 2: Constitutional Court judges