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Superpower or Neocolonialist? | Current Affairs & Issues

Liesl Louw-Vaudran

South Africa is undeniably a continental powerhouse. Local corporates like MTN, Standard Bank and Shoprite are African business giants; South Africa is the only African member of BRICS; and a South African heads the African Union Commission. Yet the country is often perceived by other African states as a bully that punches above its weight. Does South Africa have the moral standing, and economic and military capacity to call itself a superpower?

In twenty years of reporting on Africa, Liesl Louw-Vaudran has travelled with South African heads of state and met business leaders from across Africa. In this book, she tries to answer accusations that South Africa behaves like a neocolonial power by examining key events – from Thabo Mbeki’s reforms of the African Union to the disastrous peace-keeping mission in the Central African Republic in 2013 under President Jacob Zuma.

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Superpower or Neocolonialist? | Current Affairs & Issues

Author: Liesl Louw-Vaudran
Category: Current Affairs & Issues
ISBN: 9780624072676
Date Released: 20 May 2016
Price (incl. VAT): R 265.00
Format: Soft cover,224pp

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Liesl Louw-Vaudran

Liesl Louw-Vaudran is an independent journalist and Africa expert. She lived in Senegal for many years and has reported from over 20 African countries. She is a...