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Institutionalising racial segregation in the South African school: the School Board Act, 1905

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:43:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:43:58Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13256
dc.description.abstract This essay attempts to show how the Social Darwinist thinking of white racial superiority, and so, ultimately, white supremacy, came to be institutionalised in law in South Africa. It looks specifically at the making and institutionalisation of the School Board Act (SBA) of 1905 of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. It argues that the SBA contains one of the first constitutive moves that are made in the South Africa that is to emerge with the Act of Union in 1910 with respect to classification, ranking, and ordering in the country's long history of race-making. It precedes better-known pieces of legislation such as the Population Registration Act of 1950 which the apartheid government institutes almost 50 years later. Through the SBA, 'race' as a social fact is entrenched in legal and juridical terms. The essay examines how this process is institutionalised through legal judgements provided by the courts of the Cape Colony. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SCHOOLS en
dc.subject LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES en
dc.subject RACIAL SEGREGATION en
dc.title Institutionalising racial segregation in the South African school: the School Board Act, 1905 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume October en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10691 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9707 en
dc.bibliographictitle Soudien, C. (2018) Institutionalising racial segregation in the South African school: the School Board Act, 1905. <i>Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education</i>. October:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Soudien, C. en


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