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Dreams, Betrayal and Hope

Event Date 
25 April 2017
Exclusive Books, Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg


Penguin Random House SA and Exclusive Books invite you to the book launch of Dreams, Betrayal and Hope  by Mamphela Ramphele:

  • Date:  Tuesday, 25 April 2017
  • Time:  18:00 for 18:30
  • Venue:  Exclusive Books, Shop C332 &C333
  • Address:  Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
  • RSVP:  Exclusive Books on 011 447 3028 or


About the Book:

Systematically since 1994 the ANC government has betrayed the dream of democracy. A dream that imagined equality, the end of poverty, a thriving economy, and a just and prosperous future for all. Most devastatingly this betrayal can be seen in the failure of educational institutions to develop the talents and skills of the young generations. Given the ‘Fallist’ protests, given the public service delivery protests, given the voters’ message to the ANC in the municipal elections, ordinary people are suffering. Poverty still wears a black face. White racism becomes ever more strident.
The country needs to hope again.
In this searing critique of what’s gone wrong in the public and private sectors, Mamphela Ramphele turns to the tenets of black consciousness and argues for an ‘emotional settlement’ to heal the trauma of colonialism and apartheid that still ravages both black and white communities. Emotional settlement would unlock empathy for others and unleash the potential of all citizens to work together for a ‘socio-economic settlement’ to promote social justice and equality for all. ‘It is time,’ she says, ‘to reimagine the country and its future. We owe this to our children’s children. We dare not fail.’