S.A. Politics: Unspun

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In SA Politics Unspun, premier SA political commentator Stephen Grootes cuts through the incomprehensible political spin and media coverage out there to provide an accessible, attractive, easy-to-read road map to South African politics.

The entries are short and punchy, covering the basic structures of South African politics (Constitution, Parliament, Presidency, Cabinet etc), the major parties and players (from Aaron Motsoaledi to Helen Zille and Jacob Zuma) and the critical controversies that define our current political landscape (Nkandla, the Arms Deal and the Secrecy Bill).

Key elements are the (even-handed) predictions for our political future and the patented Stephen Grootes Power Ratios, which rate our leading politicians by the power they wield and the moral authority they enjoy. With innovative colour design to back up Grootes entertaining opinion and insight, this is the must-have political read in the run-up to National Elections 2014.


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Stephen Grootes is the host of the Midday Report on Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk, and the Senior Political Correspondent for Eyewitness News. He is also a senior contributor at the Daily Maverick. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of SA politics and is well-connected within media and political circles.

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