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The Zuma Administration: What are the Critical Challenges?

12 February 2010
12:00 - 14:00

Date :

12 February 2010

Time :


Venue :

12:00 – 14:00


Townhouse Conference Centre, 60 Corporation Street, Cape Town


The Democracy and Governance Research Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) cordially invite you to a Book Launch and Seminar on ‘The Zuma Administration: What are the critical challenges?’

In anticipation of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address, the HSRC Press has published a collection of essays from varying perspectives that rigorously engage with the issues facing the new South African government. The contributors to the volume entitled ‘The Zuma Administration: Critical Challenges’ provide a view into the future and explore the responsibilities that the Zuma administration must take on.

The book seeks to stimulate debate and thinking, to challenge entrenched views and perceptions and to break new ground. Interpreting the dynamics since the birth of democracy in South Africa in 1994, through the era of the Mbeki administration and the transition to the Zuma administration, it provides fresh perspectives on the questions of land reform, rural development, service delivery, intergovernmental relations, and poverty reduction in South Africa.

Steering clear of biography, the book deals with the micro-mechanics of governance. It is written for policy-makers, scholars in the field of administration and governance and everyone with an interest in the political economy and public administration of South Africa.

Speakers at the launch will include: Dr Kwandi Kondlo (HSRC), Mashupye Herbet Maserumule (TUT), Prof Gilingwe Mayende (UFH), Prof Modimowabarwa Hendrick Kanyane (UFH), David Mello (TUT) and Dr Mariann Polly Mashigo (TUT).

Join in the launch and ensuing discussion about the challenges facing South Africa under a Zuma presidency.

All welcome.

Refreshments will be served.

Copies of the book will be on sale at the launch or pre-order from

RSVP / Enquiries:  Shaun Stuart at  or tel +27 (0)21 466-8002

NB: Parking available in adjoining PleinPark parking garage.