This highly-regarded text provides a wide-ranging introduction to the social, political, cultural and economic life of South Africa. Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition takes account of recent key developments, including the impact of the economic crisis, the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic, and increasing tensions within South Africa's politics and government.
ANTHONY BUTLER is Professor of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a former fellow of Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge and a past Director of the Politics and Administration programme at Birkbeck College, University of London.
1. Historical Context.- 2. A Rainbow Nation?.- 3. The South African Economy.- 4. Social Structure and Social Policy.- 5. Government.- 6. Political Life.- 7. Culture, Ideas and Issues.- 8. South Africa and the World.- 9. South Africa in the 21st Century.