we have now begun our descent

South Africa was on the top of the mountain in the nineties of the previous century. Nelson mandela was released from prison by De Klerk. He was elecetd president in the first free elections. South Africa was a beacon of hope on the continet of Africa. Mandela stepped dpown, Mbeki stepped down, Zuma climbed the ladder.

What is happening now in South Africa? According to the political analyst Justice Malala the country is descending, it has left the mountaintop. The light of the beacon is weak. Malala wrote a book about it. 


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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