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Restless Nation: Making sense of troubled times

Wits University Associate Professor William Gumede speaks about his latest book 'Restless Nation: Making sense of troubled times'. Camera & Editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded: 17/08/2012

24th August 2012

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Our rainbow nation has become a restless nation. Citizens are faced with poor service delivery and corruption, while a new bling culture has infected both politics and business.

William Gumede takes a fearless look at these and other burning issues which threaten our democracy: self-interested leadership batlles within the ANC, attacks on the Constitution, black economic-empowerment strategies which only benefit a few, racism and moral bankruptcy. Does the government have the ability – as well as the will – to lead us out of this malaise? Gumede is not convinced.

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Yet, in his distinctive style, he not only criticises but also offers solutions to our unique challenges. Restless Nation brings together some of his best writing.

Restless Nation is published by Tafelberg

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