Focus 9 - First Quarter 1998

Focus 9 - First Quarter 1998

Helen Suzman Foundation | Feb 14, 1998
The ANC is unclear about whether it wants revolution or reconciliation: President Mandela's speech at Mafikeng was regarded as both paranoid and menacing to the cause of democracy. Questions about Winnie: Was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela deceived and trapped by apartheid’s notorious security police?
ANC conference

David Christianson reports on the mood and ideas that dominated the ANC conference in Mafikeng.

Questions about Winnie

Was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela deceived and trapped by apartheid’s notorious security police?

PAC in opposition

Since 1994 support for the Pan Africanist Congress has grown more than for any other party.

Zimbabwe basket case?

Well-planned land reform would be of great benefit but Mugabe’s panic land grab could spell economic ruin, says Tony Hawkins.

Reform for Kenya

Dr Richard Leakey, leader of the opposition Safina party, proposes changes to his country’s Constitution.

Interview: Walter Felgate

He talks about his action-packed life and the reasons behind his decision to abandon Inkatha for the ANC.

Six countries in search of democracy

Last year the Helen Suzman Foundation followed up its 1996 survey into political opinion in South Africa with a similar investigation in six neighbouring states. By asking the same questions in each country and comparing the answers with the earlier findings, a picture of popular attitudes across the region begins to emerge. R.W. Johnson reports.