291pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018
Jane Duncan assesses the relevance of Edward Snowden’s revelations for South Africa, questioning the extent to which South Africa is becoming a surveillance society governed by a surveillance state. She also explores the forms of collective action needed to ensure that unaccountable surveillance does not take place and how to develop organised responses.
"This book makes a timely contribution to the study of surveillance in the South African context. It is important reading not only because of the detailed information it provides about threats to citizen freedoms in post-apartheid South Africa, but also for its constructive suggestions for public agency and resistance." Herman Wasserman, Professor of Media Studies and Director: Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town
Jane Duncan is Professor in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television, at the University of Johannesburg. She is author of The Rise of the Securocrats: The Case of South Africa and Protest Nation: The Right to Protest in South Africa.