Since the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s president in May 1994, Tony Leon has led the Democratic Part, DP, in Parliament. In four years he has taken the DP from the edge of political extinction to the centre of political debate and massively increased voter support. He has helped turn the party around and contributed significantly to the current political dialogue on the issues and challenges concerning the new South Africa.

This book contains a selection of Tony Leon’s speeches and writings, covering the critical issues involved in the transition from apartheid to the new democratic order . He speaks and writes with style, insight and with no holds barred. He articulates the ingredients now required for this country to become a winning world class nation, at peace with both itself and the new global order.

The entries in this volume were selected and edited by Professor David Welsh, recently Professor of Southern African Studies at the University of Cape Town, who has himself written and published extensively about South African politics and the politics of divided societies.


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Authored by Tony Leon with a Foreword by Helen Suzman and editing by David Welsh. Published by Jonathan Ball of Johannesburg in in 1998. Soft cover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and with an illustrated cover. The size of the book is 223x152x21mm. ISBN 9781868420704.

282pp including index. Slight signs of use. 16pp b&w photog plates.