"There is often not enough serious thought given to the long term implications and impacts of decisions in the sports arena, and the change discourse is often superficial. The Race to Transform provides a useful tool for thinking sports people to step back and try to understand the macro environment in which sport operates. " - Andre Odendaal, Honorary Professor at the University of the Western Cape and CEO of the Western Province Cricket Association "I warmly welcome this work on the current state of sport in South Africa. The role of sport in generating development and uniting the country merits rigorous analysis, and this book is especially valuable, for it lays bare the gap between the government's stated aims and reality. The Race to Transform is as courageous as it is honest: a brilliant off-field performance to help us really understand what is happening." - Dennis Brutus, anti-apartheid sports activist
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Ashwin Desai holds a Masters degree from Rhodes University and a doctorate from Michigan State University. He is currently based at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He was previously a Visiting Research Fellow in the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. One of South Africa's foremost social commentators, Ashwin's work is internationally celebrated for its courage and clarity of vision and for its focus on the lived experience of oppression and resistance.