Friday, 22 January 2021

50 People Who F***d Up SA by Alexander Parker and Tim Richman with cartoons by Zapiro

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50 People Who F***d Up SA by Alexander Parker and Tim Richman with cartoons by Zapiro

It took 350 years to come up with the list of shame for the original 50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa, published to critical acclaim in 2010. But it’s taken only ten more years to come up with the next 50…

From Shaun Abrahams to Mosebenzi Zwane, 50 People Who F***ed Up South Africa is filled with the architects and beneficiaries of state capture who have defined The Lost Decade. There’s Dlamini, there’s Zuma and there’s Dlamini-Zuma. There are the Guptas, Geoghegan and Gigaba. There’s a malady of “M”s – Mabuza, Magashule, Mahumapelo (and many more mofos). There are the crony-corporate enablers and big business abusers. Importantly, there are clean takedowns of those who represent the scandals that will live in infamy when the history of this time is written: Eskom, Nkandla, Marikana, Life Esidimeni, Steinhoff, Bosasa, VBS Mutual Bank… And then there is the joker in the pack (Niehaus), the naked emperor (Survé), the zombie killer (Pistorius), the Twittering twit (Zille) and the twit who got past security (Thamsanqa Jantjie).

The end result is a readable, accessible, entertaining overview of South Africa’s recent political and socioeconomic landscape. Because sometimes humour (along with a clearly painted picture) really is the best coping mechanism…

Title: 50 People Who F***ed Up South Africa

Subtitle: The Lost Decade

Authors: Alexander Parker and Tim Richman, with cartoons by Zapiro

ISBN: 9781990956096

Publisher: Mercury

Distributor: Jacana Media

Genre: SA non-fiction / Humour / SA Politics / Satire / Social Commentary

Format: Softcover / ebook

Recommended Retail Price: R 285

Release Date: November 2020

Availability: Available in all good bookstores, from Takealot and other online retailers, and as an ebook and paperback from Amazon.

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