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A Future South Africa: Visions, Strategies And Realities
A Future South Africa: Visions, Strategies And Realities
Edited by Peter L. Berger and Bobby Godsell
Westview Press, 1989, 344 pp

An American sociologist and the industrial relations director of the Anglo-American Corporation assemble an articulate group of mostly white "moderates" to argue the plausibility of nonviolent evolution toward a democratic future in South Africa. Longer on theory than facts and trends, they make a credible case for a democratic socialist option (particularly in the chapter by Pieter Le Roux). Nonetheless, their strategy has a fundamental problem: the only existing black group that fits into their near-term scenarios is the largely tribal Inkatha movement of Chief Gatsha Buthelezi.