South Africa: Designing New Political Institutions
Publication Year: 1996
The republic of South Africa held its first fully democratic elections in April 1994. They were a highly visible signal that the RSA is moving from the era of apartheid towards a democratic constitutional state. The process is an archetypal case of negotiated transition of a regime, and as such it is of great interest to students of constitutional mechanisms. The contributors to this book–leading South African political scientists–address various aspects of constitutional design and their interactions with social forces. They examine the interim constitution, the roles of the president and the executive, the electoral party and parliamentary systems, and the constitutional court. They also explore the public service, questions of labor and corporatism, the RSA's changing external relations, and the position of the armed ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: The Salient Features of the Interim Constitution
- Chapter 3: The New South African Constitution
- Chapter 4: The President and the Executive
- Chapter 5: The Constitutional Court
- Chapter 6: The Electoral System
- Chapter 7: South Africa's Party System
- Chapter 8: South Africa's Changing External Relations
- Chapter 9: The New South Africa and the Armed Forces
- Chapter 10: Administrative Justice in the Public Service: A Public Administration Interpretation of Section 24 of the Constitution
- Chapter 11: Relations between State, Capital and Labour in South Africa: Towards Corporatism?
- Chapter 12: The Politics of Affirmative Action in the Old and the New South Africa
- Chapter 13: The Reconstruction and Development Programme
- Chapter 14: South Africa's Constitutional Development
- Chapter 15: The New Parliament: Transforming the Westminster Heritage
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The Contributors[Page vii]
SUSAN BOTHA lectures on politics in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of South Africa. ADDRESS: Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, 0001 Pretoria, Republic of South Africa [email: email@example.com].
DIRK J. BRYNARD is Professor and Head of the Department of Public Administration at the University of South Africa. He graduated from the University of Pretoria in Public Administration and Political Science. His fields of specialization are administrative justice, the ombudsman concept, public management and management of change. He is currently engaged in research on justice and fairness in public administration. ADDRESS: Department of Public Administration, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa [email: firstname.lastname@example.org].
ROBERT CAMERON is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. He obtained Masters and PhD degrees from UCT in Public Administration, specializing in local government. He is also a member of the Western Cape Demarcation Board for local government boundaries. ADDRESS: Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch 7700, Republic of South Africa [email: email@example.com].
MURRAY FAURE is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of South Africa in Pretoria. He has co-edited and co-authored a number of books, including Die Westerse Politieke Tradisie (The Western Political Tradition), Die Moderne Politieke Teorie (Modern Political Theory) and Suid-Afrika en die Demokrasie (South Africa and Democracy). He has published articles on the philosophy of social sciences, methodology, comparative politics, the theory/action problem and electoral systems.
ADDRESS: Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa [email: firstname.lastname@example.org].
DEON FOURIE commenced the teaching of Strategic Studies at the University of South Africa in 1975. He has published in South Africa, Europe, the USA, Latin America and the United Kingdom. He has chaired or served on various official committees dealing with defence [Page viii]problems including the Defence Secretariat Working Group of the Joint Military Coordination Council during 1994. He serves as a Citizen Force officer and until 1995 was Director, Part Time Forces at SA Army Headquarters with the rank of brigadier. ADDRESS: Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa [e-mail: email@example.com].
PIERRE HUGO is a graduate of the universities of Stellenbosch, Bristol and Zimbabwe and teaches African Politics at the University of South Africa. He is currently engaged in a comparative study of the politics of intellectuals. His other areas of publication, in the form of articles and five co-authored or edited books, have inter alia dealt with African political issues, affirmative action, qualitative research methodology, ethnicity, white right-wing ideology and sexual racism. ADDRESS: Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa [email: firstname.lastname@example.org].
DIRK KOTZE is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of South Africa. His main interests are South African politics, development issues, ideologies, the national question and the use of political cartoons for political communication. He is involved in research about the SACP's interpretation of the national question. For the last two years he has been involved in negotiations regarding the transformation of local government in the Pretoria metropolitan area. ADDRESS: Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa [email: email@example.com].
HENNIE KOTZE is head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch. He has written more than 50 articles in academic journals, is the co-author of three books and has contributed several chapters to other books. He writes on a regular basis for popular magazines and newspapers. ADDRESS: Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, Republic of South Africa [email: firstname.lastname@example.org].
JAN-ERIK LANE is Professor of Comparative Politics at the Université de Genève. He is Professor Extraordinarius at the University of South Africa and has taught at Cape Town University. He is co-editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics. His many publications include The Public Sector and (co-authored with Svante O Ersson) European Politics: An Introduction and Politics and Society in Western Europe. ADDRESS: Science Politique, Université de Genève, 102 boulevard Carl-Vogt, CH-1211 Genève 4, Suisse.
ANDRE LOUW is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa. A graduate of the universities of Cape Town, Cambridge and Leyden, he teaches political philosophy. ADDRESS: Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa.
MARIE MULLER is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. She has published mainly on aspects of South African foreign policy and external relations and is currently co-editing a book on Change and South African External Relations. Dr Muller is on the editorial board of The South African Yearbook of International Law and The South African Journal of International Affairs. She is active in professional associations in South Africa and serves on the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy at Leicester University. UK. ADDRESS: Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, Republic of South Africa [email: email@example.com].
KIERIN O'MALLEY has an LLB from the University of Stellenbosch and a BA Honours in Politics from the University of Cape Town. He teaches in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of South Africa and is an Advocate at the South African Bar. He has written [Page ix]widely on federalism, nationalism and ethnicity in the Third World. ADDRESS: PO Box 15, Parliament, Cape Town 8000, Republic of South Africa.
LOUWRENS PRETORIUS is Professor and chairperson of the Department of Sociology, University of South Africa, and Research Associate of the Centre for Policy Studies. He has lectured in Political Science at the universities of Durban-Westville, Stellenbosch and South Africa, and managed research for the Urban Foundation. His publications and other research contributions deal mainly with relations between interest organizations, political parties and the state in South Africa, but include work on the politics of poverty and on ideological discourse. ADDRESS: Department of Sociology, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa [email: firstname.lastname@example.org].
ROBERT SCHRIRE is Professor and Head of Department of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town where he is also the Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy. He has published widely in the fields of public policy analysis and South African politics and his most important recent publications include Adapt or Die: The End of White Politics in South Africa, and the edited volume, Critical Choices for South Africa: An Agenda for the 1990s. ADDRESS: Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch 7700, Republic of South Africa [email: email@example.com].
JOH VAN TONDER studied at Potchefstroom University, South Africa where he obtained his PhD in 1976 and also lectured (1963–84). He did post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan (USA) and The Arnold Bergstreasser Institut (Freiburg, Germany) (1977–8). He entered government service in 1985 as Chief Director of the Constitutional Development Service. In 1994 he returned to Potchefstroom University as Professor and Head of the Department of Political Sciences. He has published over 80 learned and popular articles. ADDRESS: Department of Political Sciences, Potchefstroom University, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, Republic of South Africa.[Page x]