The meaning of racial redress in South African schools, 1994 to 2006

SOURCE: Racial redress & citizenship in South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Chisholm
SOURCE EDITOR(S): A.Habib, K.Bentley
KEYWORDS: GAUTENG, RACIAL SEGREGATION, SCHOOLS
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5289

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Abstract

This chapter attempts to give local and specific content to the question of redress through case studies of particular schools in the urban province of Gauteng. The meaning of racial redress is derived from the changing histories of schools in this region. The chapter shows that at the local level racial redress have meant very different things for different schools and different people in them. The chapter focuses on schools in Gauteng as this was and remains one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing areas in South Africa.