Affirmative action and cosmopolitan citizenship in South Africa

SOURCE: Racial redress & citizenship in South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Modisha
SOURCE EDITOR(S): A.Habib, K.Bentley
KEYWORDS: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, CITIZENSHIP, CULTURAL DIVERSITY, IDENTITY, TRANSFORMATION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5291

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Abstract

This chapter looks at the policies and assess views, as expressed by key stakeholders, on the impact of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) (No. 55 of 1998) within the labour market. The chapter shows that there is little evidence to suggest that the impact of the EEA undermines the inclusion of the white minority in a creation of cosmopolitan citizenship in South Africa.