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Title:Affirmative action and South African State capacity for redress
Author:Edigheji, OmanoISNI
Periodical:Nigerian Journal of International Affairs
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:affirmative action
civil service
Abstract:This article examines the issue of instituting affirmative action and employment equity in the public and private sectors in South Africa. It observes the tendency for some segments of society to distort the importance of affirmative action and questions State capacity for redress. In addressing this issue, the article examines the concept of State capacity and affirmative action and reviews the implementation of affirmative action in South Africa with emphasis on the racial components. It concludes that despite the criticism of affirmative action, the State has achieved some remarkable successes in increasing economic growth and extending basic services to a greater number of South Africans than was the case during apartheid. The article suggests, amongst others, that more needs to be done especially in transforming the higher education system in order to increase State capacity. Ref., sum. [Journal abstract]