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Title:Framing the issues around affirmative action and equity in South Africa: policy, progress, prospects and platitudes
Editors:Reddy, Vasu
Moletsane, RelebohileISNI
Masilela, TembaISNI
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (ISSN 0258-7696)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:affirmative action
equal opportunity
race relations
people with disabilities
higher education
conference papers (form)
External link:https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/24861
Abstract:This special issue of 'Transformation' emerged out of a 2010 international conference 'A South African dream: negotiating affirmative action for social cohesion in the transformative State: policy, platitudes, progress and prospects'. The papers assembled in the issue interrogate some of the factors, features, contestations and complexities informing AA, and reflect on the social, political, cultural and economic influences that are informing debates on the issue. The introduction is followed by eight articles: Minding the gap: attitudes toward affirmative action in South Africa (Benjamin Roberts, Gina Weir-Smith and Vasu Reddy); Transcending bureaucracy: State transformation in the age of the manager (Ivor Chipkin); 'Broken down by race...': questioning social categories in redress policies (Gerhard Maré); Women's representation in government: quotas, substantive equality and self interested politicians (Amanda Gouws); Affirmative action and disability in South Africa (Marguerite Schneider and Motsoakgomo I 'Papi' Nkoli); Black, yellow, (honorary) white or just plain South African? Chinese South Africans, identity and affirmative action (Yoon Jung Park); Moving from the letter of the law to the spirit of the law: the challenges of realising the intent of employment equity and affirmative action (Stella Nkomo); Under new management: the ambiguities of 'transformation' in higher education (Ulrike Kistner). [ASC Leiden abstract]