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by Anthea Jeffery

People's war: New light on the struggle for South Africa epub ebook

Author: Anthea Jeffery
Language: English
Publisher: Jonathan Ball (2009)
Pages: 634 pages
ISBN: 1868423573
ISBN13: 978-1868423576
Rating: 4.2
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At the same time, a remarkably effective propaganda campaign put the blame for violence on the National Party government and its alleged Inkatha surrogate. Sympathy for the ANC soared, while its rivals suffered crippling losses in credibility and support. By 1993 the ANC was able to dominate the negotiating process, as well as to control the (undefeated) South African police and army and bend them to its will. 9 people found this helpful.

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Her previous books include Business and Affirmative Action; People’s War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa; and Chasing the Rainbow: South Africa’s Move from Mandela to Zuma. People's War. 1. Anthea Jeffery. Bee: Helping or Hurting? About Bookmate.

Dr Anthea Jeffery holds law degrees from Wits, Cambridge, and London universities. She is the author of ten books, including Business and Affirmative Action; The Truth about the Truth Commission; Peoples War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa; and Chasing the Rainbow: South Africas Move from Mandela to Zuma. No room for optimism, given the real expropriation risks.

People's War: New light on the struggle for South Africa by Anthea Jeffery. The Afrikaners: Biography of a people by Herman Giliomee. A fascinating history, which is scholarly rather than political. There are many other books on the current situation, which explode widely held myths on SA, from biographies, to crime and the corrupt arm's deal saga.

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Yesterday was a tough one for South Africa. It’s called People’s War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa. Watching the videos of the violence at TUKS pour onto Twitter and watching such a clearly racialised fight break out was disturbing, and sadly, somewhat unsurprising. These are big issues. Berniece March 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm. Good balanced come back, there are allways two sides to every story but so many just miss this completely.

Fifteen years have passed since South Africans were being shot or hacked or burned to death in political conflict; and the memory of the trauma has faded. Some 20,500 people were nevertheless killed between 1984 and 1994. The conventional wisdom is that they died at the hands of a state-backed Third Force, but the more accurate explanation is that they died as a result of the people's war the ANC unleashed. As the people's war accelerated from September 1984, intimidation and political killings rapidly accelerated. At the same time, a remarkably effective propaganda campaign put the blame for violence on the National Party government and its alleged Inkatha surrogate. Sympathy for the ANC soared, while its rivals suffered crippling losses in credibility and support. By 1993 the ANC was able to dominate the negotiating process, as well as to control the (undefeated) South African police and army and bend them to its will. By mid-1994 it had trounced its rivals and taken over government. Since 1994, many books have been written on South Africa's political transition, but none deals adequately with the people's war. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission should have covered this, but largely overlooked it. This book shows the extraordinary success of people's war in giving the ANC a virtual monopoly on power. It also shows, in part at least, the great cost at which this was achieved. Apart from the killings, the terror, and the destruction that marked the period from 1984 to 1994, the people's war set in motion forces that cannot easily be reversed. For violence cannot be turned off 'like a tap' as the ANC suggested, and neither can anarchy easily be converted into order.
Reviews (4)
Fato
Comprehensive, balanced and honest. A treasure chest of information.

interactive man
A colleague who holds a PhD in history and taught at a staff college recommended that I read this book.
What interested me was the visit of the African National Congress (ANC) to Vietnam to learn about the prosecution of a "people's war".
Having previously attended courses with members for the ANC's armed wing, I wondered what they were doing in a region that had little to do with Africa. This book gave the answer!

The suppression of any opposition (in this case the IFP) was one of the ANC's goals.

Having lived through the period in question I have seen the evidence that Jefferey presents. The elimination of opposing views through intimidation and murder was the daily occurrence then. The media was reluctant to criticise the ANC. The book explains why.

It is not a pleasant or happy book to read. It also shows the type of mentality that South Africa now has in government with corruption, violence, crime, nepotism and ineptitude.

An important and insightful book for those who wish to make sense of the situation in South Africa under the ANC.

grand star
Jeffery provides a thorough and objective analysis of the formation and violence carried out by the African National Congress. Those who are looking for answers beyond what the mainstream media has shown should read this book!

It is not an apology for the apartheid state, but it does question the legitimacy of ANC's struggle against the apartheid. The greed, the violence, the women - all exposed and discussed.

Brakora
Pro; The research is excellent.

Con: The book is an intentionally unbalanced view of the period and the liberation movement. It's basically a scholarly, warmed over version of the same fictions sold by P.W. Botha and Chief Buthelezi in the 1980s.

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