Bonds of Justice : The Struggle for Oukasie by Forrest Kally
This fourth volume in the Hidden Voices Series is about Oukasie, atownship in the Madibeng municipality. At various times in its history,its inhabitants have struggled against problems such as forcedremovals, terrible living conditions and corrupt officials.Bonds of Justice: The Struggle for Oukasie tells the story of adedicated young group of people who were motivated by their beliefthat accountable and responsible leadership was needed to improvethe situation of their community and its members. Before and afterapartheid, they worked together to bring much-needed change totheir community. This book tells the stories of those struggles in the1980s and 1990s, and goes on to describe the problems faced byOukasie and the wider community when the ethics of accountabilitywere forgotten.The book has many lessons for South Africa today – the benefits thataccountable governance can achieve, and what the costs are when amore selfish approach takes root.
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