Christi van der Westhuizen

Dr Christi van der Westhuizen is the author of White Power & the Rise and Fall of the National Party and a regular analytical columnist in the media. Her latest book, Working Democracy: Perspectives on South Africa’s Parliament at 20 Years, is due out this year. She holds a PhD in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Political Economy and South African Politics (Cum Laude).She started her career as journalist at the independent anti-apartheid weekly Vrye Weekblad, worked as Associate Editor (Africa and Europe) at Inter Press Service and received the Mondi Newspaper Award for political commentary. She contributed, among others, to the book In the Balance: South Africans Debate Reconciliation. Twitter: @ChristivdWest