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Culture and Leadership in South Africa

Lize A. E. BooysenUniversity of South Africa

Marius W. van WykUniversity of South Africa

1.  HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP IN SOUTH AFRICA

Introduction

South Africa is a land of contrasts (Booysen, 1994; Booysen, 2001, 2005). The country is multicultural and comprises 11 official languages. Though South Africa is a relatively rich land and the economic giant in Africa, it is a developing economy—it has severe shortage of jobs. Almost half of the country's population is without work. With economic, sport, and cultural sanctions lifted, apartheid legislation scrapped, and a new constitution, ...

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