ACAS Bulletin

The Politics of Jacob Zuma
(No. 84)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Sean Jacobs (Editor)
Winter 2010
68 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Southern Africa, Zambia
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Introduction: The Politics of Jacob Zuma by Sean Jacobs • Presidentialism and its Pitfalls: Towards a theory of how not to understand the Zuma Presidency by Suren Pillay • Scoring an own-goal by Peter Dwyer • The Zuma era in ANC history: New crisis or new beginning? by Raymond Suttner • Why is the '100% Zulu Boy' so popular? by Benedict Carton • Populism and the National Democratic Revolution in South Africa by Ari Sitas • Jacob Zuma and the evanescent legacy of nineteenth-century Zulu cosmopolitanism and nationalism by Hlonipha Mokoena • Tradition’s desire: The politics of culture in the rape trial of Jacob Zuma by Thembisa Waetjen and Gerhard Maré • Jacob Zuma’s Robben Island legacy by Fran Buntman • Zunami! The 2009 South African Elections Edited by Roger Southall and John Daniel by Sean Jacobs • The newsletter discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kwazulu-Natal province, HIV-positive, Robben Island, HIV/Aids, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), Shabir Shaik, sex, bribes, arms manufactures, the Minister of Police, corruption, Kgalema Montlante, the Congress of the People (COPE), South Africa’s third democratic president, Mark Gevisser, post-apartheid South Africa, economic policy, the newly created Planning Commission, the new ministry for Economic Development, Chris Hani, 'service delivery' protests, Guateng, the Western Cape, Mpumalanga, the Tripartite Alliance, the South African Communist Party (SACP), the South African National Civic Organization (SANCO), COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), Gugulethu, jobs, Square Mall, Nelspruit, protest, Mbombela stadium, the World Cup stadium, South African manufacturing and primary commodities, strikes, the World Bank, the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, fast rail service, Soweto, shack fires, African children, poverty, the Labour Force Survey, unemployment, commodities, coal, gold, platinum, basic foodstuffs, Durban, service delivery, the Anti-Privatization Forum, the organized working class, trade union leaders, the ANC Polokwane congress, the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), the death penalty, the Constitutional Court, political leaders, the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), A.B. Xuma, James Calata, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), the 'M Plan', the Defiance campaign, Chief Albert Luthuli, Walter Sisulu, the Treason Trial, the Sharpeville massacre, the PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), Moses Kotane, the banning of the ANC, the ejection of the South African government from the UN General Assembly, revolution, national liberation, the Rivonia trial, Oliver Tambo, Yusuf Dadoo, black consciousness (BC), MK (mKhonto we Sizwe, Spear of the Nation), the ANC army, Rhodesia, a consultative conference, Morogoro in Tanzania, underground figures, Radio Freedom, P.W. Botha, Niel Barnard, intelligence, Mac Maharaj, Operation Vula, negotiations, the Boers, Pollsmoor prison, Lusaka, Aziz Pahad, discussions, the National Intelligence Service (NIS), F.W. de Klerk, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, the Growth Economic and Redistribution policy (GEAR), elections, katyusha rockets, Cubans, the South African Defence Force (SADF), Mosioua 'Terror' Lekota, Blade Nzimande, Mnyamezeli Booi, theft, the Thabo Mbeki foundation, the Travelgate scandal, Julius Malema, the Democratic Alliance (DA), Nozizwe Routledge-Madlala, Baleka Mbete, fraud, money laundering, Public Prosecutions, Wim Trengove, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Freedom Charter, KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), Neil Coleman, Ebrahim Patel, mass participation, Steve Tswete, Susan Shabangu, Jackie Selebi, Willies Mchunu, the Zuma rape trial, the Kalashnikov, the old Zulu kingdom, Nkandla King Cetshwayo, Shaka, the Torch Commando, Clements Kadalie, TUACC (Trade Union Advisory Coordinating Council), FOSATU (Federation of South African Trade Unions), Chief Buthelezi, SAAWU (South African Allied Workers Union), S'bu Ndebele, the United Democratic Front (UDF), class struggles, whites, Indians, native reserves, Bantustans, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, Harry Gwala, the Kabwe Conference, womanhood, culture, Neville Alexander, Stephen Dlamini, Govan Mbeki, Zeph (Zephania) Mothopeng, the National Liberation Front, Zwelinzima Vavi, the United Democratic Movement, Independent Democrats, Freedom Front Plus, Helen Zille, and Shireen Hassim.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.