Politics in South Africa is alive and vibrant, although the media often fail to reflect this. Anatomy of South Africa brings the political world to life. It presents a vivid, up-to-date picture of how power operates in the new South Africa and who really makes the decisions around here.
It is people who make politics and this is a book about personalities as well as the institution they belong to. Richard Calland takes the reader along the corridors of power – from the presidency and the cabinet to the judges and the media, via the labyrinth of the ANC–led alliance – mixing vivid anecdote with solid research. The result is an accessible yet authoritative account of who runs South Africa, and how.