Identity, inequality and social contestation in the post-aparthied South Africa

SOURCE: From divided pasts to cohesive futures: reflections on Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): H.Hino, M.Leibbrandt, R.Machema, M.Shifa, C.Soudien
SOURCE EDITOR(S): A.Langer, H.Hino, J.Lonsdale, F.Stewart
KEYWORDS: IDENTITY, SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, SOCIAL INEQUALITIES
DEPARTMENT: Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11230

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Abstract

Ethnicity in Africa dates back centuries. It evolves in response to the challenges and opportunities provided by geography and demography. It takes its dynamism from the social, economic, and political circumstances that surround the ethnic groups, including inequalities between - and within - those groups.