Democracy in South Africa turns 20 on 27 April 2014. In A Rumour of Spring, Max du Preez investigates and analyses the progress and lack of progress the country has made during that time. He considers the state of the ANC and the opposition, social cohesion and race, the media, the judiciary, civil society, the economy, poverty and unemployment, land, education, health, and South Africa's standing in the world.
An honest and balanced account, the book tackles the questions asked by ordinary South Africans every day: How are we really doing? What is really going on in our country? How should we understand what is happening here? Highly readable, accessible and entertaining - written in the style that has made Max du Preez so popular. It takes a balanced approach, looking at the good, the bad and the ugly, and explores South Africa on several levels, from the leaders in government to ordinary people on the ground.