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Roger Southall

Roger Southall teaches sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and is the co-editor with John Daniel of Zunami!: The South African Elections of 2009.

R.W. Johnson’s South Africa

Roger Southall, 8 October 2009

Anyone in South Africa, white or black, rich or poor, who reads R.W. Johnson’s new book could be forgiven for rushing to the airport. It’s a familiar tale of African hopelessness, with one disaster following another. If South Africa fails, then the continent fails, and will be plunged into the depths of yet greater darkness. Apartheid was morally repellent and in the end...

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