The Mandela decade 1990-2000 : Labour, culture and society in post-apartheid South Africa by Ari Sitas
Unisa Press, 15 November 2010
Soft cover, 212 pages
This book is a rich, multi-layered tapestry of sociological insight into our transition to democracy. Although titled The Mandela Decade, it is not a simple account of what happened during that pivotal decade, nor only what Mandela's personal legacy was - but a more complex account of different dimensions of social themes that undergird that period of transition to democracy. Particular attention is paid to the province of KZN, from where Sitas hails, and this gives some of the chapters added depth and complexity.