159pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018
An updated version of "Betrayal of the Promise: how South Africa is being stolen", the 2017 report produced by the State Capacity Research Project that detailed the systemic nature of state capture.
Prologue by Mark Swilling and Ivor Chipkin. Foreword by Mcebisi Jonas. Afterword by Ferial Haffajee.
"The analysis is so brilliant. I can't think of a better example of how academic research can shape the public debate." Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University
"This is a compelling example of how committed academics conducting rigorous research and analysis can help crystallize our understanding of fundamental problems in our society." Blade Nzimande, General Secretary of the South African Communist Party
Ivor Chipkin is Founding Director of the Public Affairs Institute. He is also Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mark Swilling is Distinguished Professor at Stellenbosch University, Co-Director of the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition and Co-Founder and Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute.