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.
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.
William Gumede is Associate Professor and Convener: Political Economy at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management at the University of the...