The Zuma Years
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? In The Zuma Years, Richard Calland answers these and other questions, as he presents a vivid, up-to-date picture of the workings of power in Jacob Zuma’s 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.