296pp., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (2014) 2017
This second edition includes a new preface and introduction, three new chapters and updated content "that takes into account political and economic developments that have taken place since 2014."
"When we said the ANC was falling, many people in the ANC thought we were suffering from the worst form of madness. But today those who said so then secretly approach us to ask: 'How did you foresee all this?' By 'this' they mean all the internal political mess the ANC has brought to itself since we wrote the first edition of this book. Indeed , a lot of 'this' has taken place over the past three years." Prince Mashele and Mzukisi Qobo, from their new preface
"A high-octane, brutal critique of the ANC's battle to govern South Africa effectively. It shatters myths about our past and provides a timely wake-up call for the future." Mondli Makhanya, City Press
Prince Mashele is a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria. He is also the author of The Death of our Society.
Mzukisi Qobo is Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the NRF Chair on African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg.