Superpower or Neocolonialist?: South Africa in Africa by Liesl Louw-Vaudran

By Liesl Louw-Vaudran

South Africa is undeniably the continent's powerhouse. neighborhood corporates like MTN, traditional bank and Shoprite are African enterprise giants; South Africa is the one African member of BRICS; and a South African heads the African Union fee. but the rustic is usually perceived via different African states as a bully that punches above its weight. Does South Africa have the ethical status, and financial and army skill to name itself a superpower? In 20 years of reporting on Africa, Liesl Louw-Vaudran has travelled with South African heads of kingdom and met enterprise leaders from throughout Africa. during this e-book, she attempts to respond to accusations that South Africa behaves like a neocolonial strength via reading key occasions - from Thabo Mbeki's reforms of the African Union to the disastrous peace-keeping undertaking within the vital African Republic in 2013 below President Jacob Zuma.

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