The Delusion of Apartheid and the African national congress: Sizwe’s mythmaking and South African Politics
Keywords:Apartheid, African National Congress, Congress Tradition, Azanian Tradition, Freedom Charter, Conquest, Constitution
The book under review entitled The New Apartheid by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is another contribution to the debate and critique of the so-called post-Apartheid dispensation. The ANC-led post-1994 non-racial constitutional dispensation is evidently falling apart. The African majority faces the frustration of not being able to reconcile the idealistic liberal rights embedded in the final constitution and their daily existence of squalor, misery, and survival due to terrifying socio-economic conditions. In this book Mpofu-Walsh to account for the dehumanising circumstances of the African majority argues that Apartheid did not die but was merely privatised. The book foregrounds the role of Neoliberalism in the worsening socio-economic conditions of the African majority.