CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, the road to presidential power

: Butler (A.)

R 350.00
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592 pp., illus., paperback, Third Edition, Johannesburg, 2007 (2019)


This fully revised and extended edition charts Ramaphosa's early life and education, his career as a trade unionist and a politician, as well as his role in creating democratic South Africa's new constitution. New chapters explore his contribution to the National Planning Commission, the impact of the Marikana massacre, his rise to the deputy presidency of the country in 2014 and his triumph in the 2017 election of the ANC's new president. The book also includes an analysis of the challenges Ramaphosa faces as the country's fifth post-apartheid president.

Anthony Butler is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. He has been a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Director of the Policy and Administration programme at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Chair in Political Studies at the University of the Witswatersrand.