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Transformational Mafia State by Dr Mzukisi Qobo, 25 November 2014, Thai Theatre, New Academic Building

From Transformational Leadership to Mafia State? Observations from South Africa's Two Decades of Democracy 

Editor's note: The question and answer sessions has been removed from this podcast.

Speaker(s): Dr Mzukisi Qobo 
Chair: Professor Chris Alden


Recorded on 25 November 2014 in Thai Theatre, New Academic Building.

Widely considered to be Africa’s oldest liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) played a historic role in ending apartheid in South Africa and has been the country’s ruling political party since 1994. More recently, however, the ANC's legacy has been tarnished by allegations of corruption and inefficiency. Dr Mzukisi Qobo will discuss his view that political governance in South Africa has collapsed, and explore the possibilities of the country’s political future. 

Dr Mzukisi Qobo teaches international political economy at the University of Pretoria, and is deputy director at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He is co-author of The Fall of the ANC: What Next? 

Professor Chris Alden is a Professor in International Relations at the LSE and Head of the Africa International Affairs programme at LSE IDEAS.