Language: English Brand New Book. Cyril Ramaphosa is one of South Africa s most celebrated political leaders. He first came to prominence in the 1980s as general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers and as a major force in the domestic struggle for political freedom. When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in February 1990, Ramaphosa was at the head of the reception committee that greeted him. As secretary-general of the ANC after its unbanning, he re-established the liberation movement as a mass political party. He is widely credited with playing a major role in the negotiations that led to the democratic settlement in South Africa, and in devising the country s new and internationally renowned constitution. Soon after this triumph, Ramaphosa left politics and became a successful businessman. This commanding biography by Anthony Butler tells the story of Cyril Ramaphosa s life for the first time. It is based on rich interviews with many of the subject s friends and contemporaries, and it situates Ramaphosa s achievements and his shortcomings in the context of the often tumultuous historical events that surrounded him.The title begins with Ramaphosa s childhood close to Sophiatown in the turbulent Johannesburg of the 1950s, the influence of his schooling in Soweto, and the enduring imprint of his religious upbringing on his political beliefs. It charts his career as a student political activist, his two devastating periods of detention without trial in solitary confinement, the extraordinary rise of his mineworkers union, and the role he played in the transition to a democratic South Africa. The book offers a frank appraisal of the achievements and limitations of one of South Africa s most enigmatic political figures. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : The extraordinary rise of one of South Africa’s most celebrated political leaders and his contributions to the country’s liberation movement are thoroughly chronicled in this insightful account. From his humble beginnings in turbulent Johannesburg to his appointment as general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, this biography offers a frank appraisal of Ramaphosa's achievements and limitations.
About the Author: Anthony Butler is a professor of public policy at the University of Cape Town and a columnist for Business Day. He is a former fellow of Emmanuel College–Cambridge and a former director of the policy and administration program at the University of London–Birkbeck.
Titre : Cyril Ramaphosa (Hardback)
Éditeur : Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Date d'édition : 2008
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Description du livre Jacana, 2007. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First Edition. VG/VG- 1st edition 2007 Jacana hardback, unclipped DJ, with photos. 1.5cm closed tear to top of DJ spine, light corner wear to DJ else VG and bright, unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1770095306. ISBN/EAN: 9781770095304. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 062084. N° de réf. du libraire 062084
Description du livre Jacana, 2007. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. The jacket is slightly rubbed. Internally clean and tightly bound. N° de réf. du libraire ogcn