The very first South African newspaper was started by a corrupt British Governor who gave the exclusive license to print newspapers to a slave trading company. And he got kickbacks in return!— John Matisonn
Description on Amazon:
An insider’s account of how South Africa got to where it is today – and how things went wrong.
It takes you into the room with Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, into the Oval Office of the US President and the British Prime Minister’s Chequers country estate, as the fate of southern Africa was being set before and after 1994.
Among the book's many revelations are the following:
What made George Bush Senior change his mind about white rule in southern Africa
How Nelson Mandela studied the Afrikaner Broederbond as he set up the military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1961
The Apartheid spy who fooled the white liberal elite
How Robert Mugabe fooled Mbeki’s intelligence
Why South Africa missed the Information Economy
How Jacob Zuma came under the spell of the Chinese Communist Party
What the 2015 student protests mean
- What it would take to get the country back on track
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I’ve actually made real money with this book.— John Matisonn
Of course they [the ANC] are [in control of the SABC]!— John Matisonn
We need politically disinterested people at Icasa!— John Matisonn
State-run newspaper The Herald carried 26 pages of full-colour advertisements congratulating him.
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