VIOLENT PROTEST AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL IN SOUTH AFRICA: REVOLUTIONARY POTENTIAL?

  • Mike Hough

Abstract

In this article, a broad overview of the main causes and theories of revolution
is presented. The objective is to obtain, by analysing recent events in South Africa
pertaining to the ongoing protest actions over service delivery at local government
level, some indication of revolutionary potential in South Africa. In this regard, there
seem to be two basic views, namely on the one hand, that violent protest action at
local level can lead to revolutionary activity, and on the other hand, that the protest
can be contained but aspects of policy will have to be adapted.
Published
2011-08-08
How to Cite
Hough, M. (2011). VIOLENT PROTEST AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL IN SOUTH AFRICA: REVOLUTIONARY POTENTIAL?. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 36(1). https://doi.org/10.5787/36-1-41
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