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society and the poor living conditions in the black communities make South Africa \-ulnerable to massive instability. There have always been predictions of re\olution or of instability in the offing, and these loose predictions continue. Yet, by world standards, South Africa has not been a particularly

In: South Africa: The Limits of Reform Politics
Author: Heribert Adam

special government protection. Furthermore, the low productivity, associated with traditional labor policies, caused decreased profitability. This necessitated provisions for a settled, contented workforce. More attention to the so-called "urban insiders," both in rising wages and concern with living

In: South Africa: The Limits of Reform Politics

, there is the increasing temptation to reassert monarchical tenden­ cies as a political style, leading to what amounts to "living ancestor" syndromes in an ethnically heterogeneous political system. 2. Recent events emphasize the obvious fact that despite the political rhetorics of continental unity

In: The Warrior Tradition in Modern Africa
Author: Gerhard Seibert

miserable life, squatting on land in various parts of the island, a great number living near the town. They are not enumerated, they pay no taxes or rates, they are not subject to military service, they look down upon the serviçal population as slaves, and are fond of repeating on all occasions their motto

In: Comrades, Clients and Cousins
Author: Ali A. Mazrui

military rule even earlier. He did not see African armies as being necessarily motivated by a desire to provide efficient administration. "There is little evidence to indicate that African armies make better instruments of 'modernization' than their civil servant counterparts. Indeed, all the

In: The Warrior Tradition in Modern Africa

of Anglophone journalists have all continued unabated. The government also intensified its crackdown on any event organised by scholars and activists to foster a feeling of community or to celebrate Anglo- 70 See 'The Untold Story of the All Anglophone Conference', in Cameroon Life, Vol. 2, No.8

In: Negotiating an Anglophone Identity
Author: Osita C. Eze

undertake not to impose penalties, on account of their illegal entry or presence “on refugees, who coming directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened in the sense of Article 1, enter or are present in their territory without authorization, provided they present themselves

In: The African Union: Legal and Institutional Framework
Author: Gerhard Seibert

people had expected better living conditions from the change, but instead they were bit- terly disappointed. Moreover, no working local party organization had been estab- lished in Cantagalo. Not until 1993, with a scheduled district con- gress in view, did the PCD-GR begin to build up a local structure

In: Comrades, Clients and Cousins
Author: Gerhard Seibert

have contested power since independence did not possess attitudes and values rooted in liberal democratic practices. Conditioned by its small size and insularity, social and political life in São Tomé is largely marked by a small town mentality. Among the small elite most people know each other

In: Comrades, Clients and Cousins
Author: Dzodzi Tsikata

far-flung business empire. According to Faber (1990), Kaiser was motivated to take the Volta River Project plunge with all its risks because of the promise of cheap power over a long period and the prospect of owning and operating a smelter without having to pay more than a small fraction of its costs

In: Living in the Shadow of the Large Dams