Affirmative action

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): B.Roberts, G.Weir-Smith, V.Reddy
KEYWORDS: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, PUBLIC OPINION, SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY (SASAS)
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6510

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Abstract

Since its introduction 12 years ago, affirmative action has become an increasingly controversial policy to address labour market inequalities in South Africa. In this article BEN ROBERTS, GINA WEIR-SMITH and VASU REDDY examine the reactions of the South African public to affirmative action, the factors influencing these perceptions, and whether they have changed in recent years.