7, 1988. Table of Contents.

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State Reform Policy In South Africa
Mike Morris and Vishnu Padayachee, 1
Morris And Padayachee explore the nature of the state ‘reform ‘process, how it is itself being transformed and how it relates to the accumulation crisis that South African capitalism is experiencing.

A Black Coup – Inkatha And The Sale Of Ilanga
Alison Gillwald, 27
The black press in South Africa influences hundreds of thousands of readers in English and indigenous languages. GILLWALD considers the Durban-based and Inkatha-owned newspaper Ilanga and how it appears to succeed despite the political odds.

Philosophy And The Crisis In South Africa
M A Nupen, 37
For NUPEN, the work of Rick Turner, the Durban political philosopher assassinated ten years ago, inspires the argument that philosophy in South Africa must play the role of creating a public and practical discourse that can promote critical rationality and widen democratic debate.

Education Struggles In Natal/Kwazulu: Teachers and school committees
Robert Morrell, 47
Radical teachers’ organisations have had a somewhat abortive start in South Africa while conservative organisations seem to persist. MORRELL examines the situation of black teachers in attempting to explain this phenomenon.


The State Of Apartheid: Assessing sanctions at year one
Mike Fleshman and Jim Cason, 66
In an article originally published in Canada, FLESHMAN and CASON set forth the argument for total sanctions as promoted in activist anti-apartheid circles overseas. GELB considers the relevance of their critique of alternative strategies.

Moving Forward On Sanctions: A view from inside South Africa
Stephen Gelb, 70

A Reflection On The Von Holdt-Plaut Debate
Daryl Glaser, 80
TRANSFORMATION has been contributing to an ongoing debate about South African trade union politics. GLASER suggests that neither the workerists nor the populists, so-called, present an adequate approach to the issue of democracy in a future South Africa.

Response To Spiegel
Ari Sitas, 87
Andrew Spiegel’s reply (TRANSFORMATION 6, 1988) to Sitas’ contribution on worker poetry in Natal receives a reply from SITAS in turn.


Putting a Plough to the Ground: Accumulation and Dispossession in Rural South Africa 1850-1930
Ann Vaughan, 91

South African Review 4
Bill Freund, 95

Notes on Contributors