Endgame - Secret Talks and the End of Apartheid
by Willie Esterhuyse
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Willie Esterhuyse tells the full story of behind-the-scenes encounters between ANC leaders and a select few Afrikaners in the turbulent eighties. These highly confidential talks, held behind closed doors in England, were crucial to the start of negotiations and the transition in South Africa. With fascinating information on secret discussions with Nelson Mandela in prison, what went on in PW Botha's situation room, and how National Intelligence tried to save the country from widespread violence by covertly intervening in the high-stakes chess game played by the parties. This first-hand account, filled with anecdotes, offers a fresh, often wry look at many South African leaders. The author also examines the reasons for keeping the talks top secret and argues strongly for the value of unofficial, clandestine discussions where politicians don't have to maintain their public posturing or stick to formal party policies. The final chapter offers an incisive, disconcerting analysis of the South Africa state today. Not to be missed.
- City of Publication
- Cape Town
- South Africa
- Country of Publication
- Date of Publication
- 17 May 2012
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- POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
- Political structure & processes
- Republic of South Africa
- South Africa - Politics and government - 20th century
- African National Congress - History
- Apartheid - South Africa - 20th century
- Regional History
- Endgame - Secret Talks and the End of Apartheid
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