OBLIGATORY TEXTBOOK FOR POLITICIANS
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From Pregs Govender's autobiography published under the title 'Love and Courage. A Story of Insubordination', by Jacana in Johannesburg 2007, we get to know a lot about the South African political elite in the process of building democracy. The authoress is a ANC activist. Ever since her teenage days she was politically active. In 1994 after the fall of apartheid she became an MP. Fighting for many causes she tried to remaind members of ANC what they stood for when still in opposition. She considered that their main aim ought to be creating conditions for better life and enrichment of the South African society. That was the reason for coming up with the Women's Budget, and also of her stand against HIV/AIDS denialism. She voted against the ANC government when it asked the parliament to consent to an arms deal, stressing that this money ought to help the deprived. Pregs Govender underlines the importance of insubordination for a politician, and the value of compassion and integrity. The book addresses the most important essential problems facing politicians in many countries, but also annalists who noticed the drawbacks of party loyalism and the contemporary party system.
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