Affirmative action is class-based and exclusive

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Ndletyana
KEYWORDS: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EMPLOYMENT
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 4990
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/5688

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Abstract

Affirmative action is neither a rejection of non-racialism, nor a sudden affirmation of Africanism within the ANC. Rather, it epitomises an ideological tension between nativity - meaning ways of thinking that are innate rather than acquired - and non-racialism that has plagued the discourse from its very inception in the nineteenth century. The author analyses the history around these opposing forces and the effect it has on the redress policy.