Liberation movements in southern Africa came to power with promises to deliver a better future for people. But once in power they failed to deliver
SA also betrays its own history. After all, the global community once took a firm stand that the apartheid regime was a crime against humanity.
Deconstructing the fashionable discourse that a middle class will cure all region's ills is necessary to understand long-term growth trajectory.
As a new elite liberators often mimicked the lifestyles of those they replaced. Since the French Revolution, new regimes have often resembled old ones