New South African Review 2 book launch




SATURDAY  29 October 2011, 12:00 for 12:30


South Africa under Review


BOEKEHUIS Bookshop  &   Wits University Press

invite you to a discussion that


looks at where we are now in contemporary South Africa


Steven Friedman of the Centre for the Study of Democracy,

University of Johannesburg

and Wits University’s Eddie Webster, contributor to


New South African Review 2: New Paths, Old Compromises?


 The discussion will be chaired by volume editor Devan Pillay

The second volume of New South African Review continues a tradition of debate and critical scholarship about contemporary South Africa which aims to be informative, discursive and provocative.

In this volume, the New Growth Path adopted by the government in 2010 provides the basis for our debate:

  • Is ‘decent work’ the best possible solution to South Africa’s problems

of low economic growth and high unemployment?

  • Why is inequality rising?
  • What does ‘greening the economy’ mean?

Where: BOEKEHUIS Bookshop,

Cnr. Lothbury and Fawley streets,

Auckland Park

(plenty parking available)

When: Saturday 29 October 2011 at 12:00 for 12:30

RSVP: by Friday 28 Oct on 011 482 3609 or [email protected]

‘The New South African Review has already become an indispensable source for understanding contemporary South Africa.’ – Anthony Butler, Department of Political Studies, Wits University

‘A compendium of highly topical and insightful papers …. an invaluable contribution to current debates within trade unions and other social movements.’ – Dinga Sikwebu, NUMSA

More about New South African Review 2: New Paths, Old Compromises?:The volume also includes investigations into the crisis of acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand, and other persistent environmental challenges. Possibilities for participatory forms of government are surveyed, and civil society activism is explored in relation to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and environmental campaigns. The crisis in child care in public hospitals, the difficulties that characterise attempts at building relationships between the police and a township community, and the problems related to the absence of legislation to govern the powers of traditional authorities over land allocation (through the experience of the Eastern Cape) are also featured.Asking whether the NGP reflects a set of new policies or an attempt to re-dress old (com)promises in new clothes,

this volume brings together different voices in debate about possibilities for alternatives to neo-liberal and capitalist development in South Africa.


SATURDAY VOICES / SATERDAGSTEMME is a series of readings and discussions by authors at BOEKEHUIS. Duration is 45-60 minutes.

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