ISBN 9781991205308
Pages 520
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Published 2022
Publisher Institute for Preservation and Development, South Africa
Format Paperback

The African Renaissance Project of Thabo Mbeki

Its South African Roots and Targets

by Sehlare Makgetlaneng

This book provides a critical analysis of the targets and objectives of The African Renaissance project as articulated by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. The work is divided into five chapters: South Africa before and since 1994; invaluable lessons for the African Renaissance project; targets and objectives of the African Renaissance as articulated by Thabo Mbeki; the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the litmus test for the African Renaissance; the DRC as the strategic heart of the African continental transformation; the African Renaissance Project: key issues, processes and developments. It provides a critical analysis of the South African socio-historical roots and targets in these issues, processes and developments of the African Renaissance project. The book has a conclusion and recommendations.

Contents:

  1. South Africa before and since 1994: Invaluable lessons for the African Renaissance Project
  2. Targets and Objectives of the African Renaissance as articulated by Thabo Mbeki
  3. The Democratic Republic of the Congo as the Litmus Test for the African Renaissance
  4. The Democratic Republic of the Congo as the Strategic Heart of the African Continental Transformation
  5. African Renaissance Project: Key Issues, Processes and Development

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Review

"In this inspiring and richly textured book, the author skillfully and critically traces the intellectual origins of Thabo Mbeki's notion of the 'African Renaissance.' Its domestic articulations and continental expressions are analysed with philosophical and normative commitment rarely found in other reflections on the subject. This book thus constitutes a welcome and refreshing appraisal and is an elegant contribution to the changing discourse on Africa."

Garth le Pere, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and Senior Associate, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection

About the Author

Sehlare Makgetlaneng

Sehlare Makgetlaneng is the Research Associate at the University of Limpopo, Sovenga, South Africa. He served as a Chief Research Specialist and Head of Governance and Security Programme at the Africa Institute of South Africa. He also served as a Senior Researcher at the Institute for African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.