About the book:
This timely collection, compiled and edited by veteran journalist and political commentator Max du Preez, contains critical reflections on various aspects of contemporary South Africa. Each contributor is a significant voice in their area of commentary and is well positioned to explore the complexities of the topic under analysis. The resulting pieces offer insights that will engage all readers interested in understanding and addressing the challenges of an unevenly changing nation. Topics in the collection include: The state of the nation; Personal and social identities - race, ethnicity and class; Environment - climate change and sustainability; Governance - skills, capacity and service delivery; The judicial system; Crime and violence; Education; Race relations and Health care.