"The most talked-about turning point in South African history is the 1994 transfer of political power from the National Party (NP) to the African National Congress (ANC). Contrary to many predictions, South Africa avoided a bloodbath.

There was no single cause for this astounding process, but rather the merging of a number of international and local events that occurred over several years. One thing remains certain, though - throughout this turning point the political climate was balanced on a knife’s edge..."



Chapter 1 - The Transition in Context by Christopher Saunders

Chapter 2 - Explaining the Miracle by Max du Preez

Chapter 3 - The South African Constitution: Birth Certificate of a Nation by Hassen Ebrahim

Chapter 4 - The Fruits of Freedom by Eddy Maloka



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