Following the format of the first volume South Africa: In Transition to What? (1988), each of the chapters in this new volume focuses on a segment of the jigsaw puzzle from which South Africa's future will be assembled and is datelined to emphasize how the situation, event, or issue being addressed appeared through a particular set of lenses at a particular time. This collection seeks to impress upon readers (especially Americans) that the shape of the post-apartheid South Africa w emerging is being determined primarily by internal factors. Eminent Persons interlocutors, distinguished advisory committees, ecomic and diplomatic sanctions, and other externally devised initiatives affected, but could t mandate how South Africa's long-fractured society would find its way. The contributors to this volume come from a range of geographical and professional bases, but share one important qualification: residence or repeated physical presence in South Africa.
HELEN KITCHEN is Director of the African Studies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. J. COLEMAN KITCHEN is a fellow of the African Studies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.