From Apartheid To Neoliberism In South Africa Case Study
Assignment 1- Marxist Theory.
Analyse why south Africa may (not) have been ready for socialism in South Africa.
The year 1990 was a very tentative time for South Africa (Bond, 2008). The liberation organization known as the ANC had just been unbanned, and Nelson Mandela had finally been released from prison after 27 years (Bond, 2008). This uncertainty lasted for quite a while until the first democratic elections in 1994 (Bond, 2008). During this period, it was unclear what kind of political-economic future was conceivable for the newly democratic South Africa (Bond, 2008). Many Black South Africans were under the impression that with a new government representing the majority of the country, there would be a redistribution of wealth and land from the minority to them (Bond, 2008). However, it soon became clear that the new ANC government would only introduce limited changes in the social and economic structure of South Africa (Callinicos, 1996).
The ANC and its close partner throughout the struggle, the South African Communist Party, had been dedicated to a “Two Stage Strategy” (Callinicos, 1996). This strategy distinctly separated the struggle that was against …show more content…
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