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Title:Assessing the role of conscience and self adjudication in enhancing development, social justice and governance: the case of South Africa
Author:Boaduo, Nana Adu-PipimISNI
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:mass education
political consciousness
Abstract:When racial segregation endorsed officially by South Africa's minority apartheid government was enforced, this dehumanizing policy created and nurtured social and political problems, and led its adherents to psychologically indoctrinate their kith and kin to falsely believe in white supremacy. The fight to end this obnoxious philosophy led to protracted hatred, attacks and alienation among racial groupings and endangered all South Africans. In 1994, the new South Africa ushered in a new political ideology of reconciliation, which requires intensive new education ('enlightenment education') to humanize all South Africans. This article analyses this new education. Its main contention is that it is only when all South Africans receive the new education with open consciousness and change their mindsets, that development, social justice and human rights can be attained and put into practice for the benefit of the citizens of the Rainbow Nation. Ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]