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Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa

  title={Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa},
  author={Patrick Bond},
Elite transition is the first study to offer an analysis of the compromises that have been made, and continue to be made, between the past and present powers in post-apartheid South Africa. Basing his analysis on extensive documentation and original anecdotal information, as well as theoretical insights, the author focuses on how such compromises have come about and assesses the extent to which they can actually lead to meaningful liberation for the mass of South Africans. Bond dissects a range… 

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In the aftermath of the transition, and with the uneven progression of the liberal democratic project in contemporary South Africa, the profile of Afrikaner capital elites in the key mining and

Neoliberalism and economic justice in South Africa: revisiting the debate on economic apartheid

Although the political environment in South Africa is vastly improved, economic apartheid still exists: the economic divisions along racial lines created by apartheid are still in place today.

Neoliberalism and privatisation in South Africa

Perhaps the defining characteristic of development as a global discourse is its neoliberal character. Even recently liberated nations such as South Africa have not escaped its reach. In South Africa,

Enfranchisement, Responsiveness, and Redistribution: Gathering Evidence on Post-Apartheid South Africa

Fifteen years after the end of apartheid in South Africa, vigorous debate persists about whether the political transformation has been accompanied by significant changes in the distribution of

South Africa between Neoliberalism and Social Democracy?: Respecting Balance while Sharpening Differences

Abstract The diverse, rich writings of Bill Freund are celebrated, justly, for insight, critical distance and engagement with society's most profound problems. That engagement, however, is

The shadows of colonialism and liberation: political development implications for hegemonic and opposition parties

  • R. Compton
  • Political Science
    Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines
  • 2018
In 2018, South Africa and Zimbabwe experienced what appeared to be tectonic political shifts with the forced resignations or departures of Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe, respectively. Scholars of

Rethinking South Africa's Transition: From Transformative to Mainstream Approaches to Participatory Development

By the mid-1980s black township activists from across South Africa had risen up in an unprecedented manner to delegitimize and challenge the apartheid state. By the end of 1985, a new era in politics

Anti-apartheid, Anti-capitalism, and Anti-imperialism: Liberation in South Africa

  • A. Higginbottom
  • Political Science
    The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism
  • 2021
South Africa is poised at a moment of reflection and evaluation. In contrast to the conventional liberal narrative that separates and isolates apartheid as a specific aberration, this essay argues

The South African TRC as Neoliberal Reconciliation: Victim Subjectivities and the Synchronization of Affects

  • J. Bowsher
  • Political Science
    Social & Legal Studies
  • 2019
This article brings new insights from critical neoliberalism studies into dialogue with recent critical human rights scholarship to develop a theoretically driven analysis of South Africa’s


Introduction The dramatic political transformations that occurred throughout the world during the 1990s served to refocus international attention on theories of citizenship and democracy. The impacts