By John S. Saul
Two decades on from the autumn of apartheid in South Africa, veteran analyst and activist John S. Saul examines the liberation fight, putting it in a nearby and international context and searching at how the preliminary optimism and desire has given approach to a feeling of challenge following hovering inequality degrees and the bloodbath of staff at Marikana.
With chapters on South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique, Saul examines the truth of southern Africa’s post-'liberation' plight, drawing at the insights of Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral and assessing claims new 'precariat' has emerged.
Saul examines the continued 'rebellion of the poor', together with the hot Marikana bloodbath, that experience shaken the area and should sign the potential of a brand new and extra hopeful destiny.
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The smelters use more electricity than the rest of Mozambique combined. The company imports most of its raw material and equipment duty-free, and enjoys an extensive list of incentives ranging from discounted electricity to a prolonged tax holiday. It also has the right to repatriate profits. ” (op. ) 15 See C. N. Castel-Branco, “Desafios do desenvolvimento rural em Moçambique: contributo critico com debate de postulados basicos,” Discussion paper #3/2008. Maputo: Colleçao de Discussion Papers de IESE [Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Economicos, 2008]; C.
No, leadership, clearly explaining costs and benefits and the complexities of seeking to realize progressive outcomes while helping to “raise popular consciousness,” would inevitably have to have been part of any revolutionary political equation. And no doubt much of Nyerere’s political practice squares with such a model. Yet surely twentieth century history has taught us, if nothing else, the extreme dangers of any such “leadership,” even at its most benign, slipping the leash of popular control and doing what it perceives by its own lights to be “best” for its ostensibly “backward” wards.
Saul, Essays on the Political Economy of Africa (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1973), especially ch. 6. 5 Horace Campbell, “Julius Nyerere: between state-centred and people-centred PanAfricanism” in Chachage and Cassam (op. ). , p. xx. As Annar Cassam also adds in her “Introduction” to this same volume (p. ” 32 d A Flawed Freedom Thus Nyerere spoke of empowering the people and, with Mwongozo – Tanganyika African National Union/TANU Guidelines 1971 – seemed to have persuaded his fellow TANU leaders actually to embrace the notion of genuine control, by the people, from below.
A Flawed Freedom: Rethinking Southern African Liberation by John S. Saul