Born (un)free: the construction of citizenship of South Africa

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dc.description.abstract South Africa is in the midst of a mass transformation project. This project aims to transform society to an inclusive and united polity based on the principles of non-racialism, equality and diversity. This project, underpinned by the political agenda of the National Democratic Revolution, however has not been easy. At the dawn of democracy, South African society was deeply divided socially, politically and economically along racial lines. The transformation project therefore necessitated all-encompassing political, social and economic change. Politically South Africa is a multiracial, politically inclusive and democratic society. However, substantive progress on reducing racialised inequality and poverty has been lacking, which severely undermines a sense of national identity and national identity construction independent of race. It is in this context that this paper presents findings from an empirical survey conducted among university students in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, on their perception of race relations and quality of life as the first generation to have grown up exclusively under ANC rule and its stated commitment of non-racialism. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject CITIZENSHIP en
dc.subject INEQUALITY en
dc.title Born (un)free: the construction of citizenship of South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 52(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Representation en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9814 en
dc.PageNumber 271-294 en
dc.outputnumber 8704 en
dc.bibliographictitle Steyn Kotze, J. & Prevost, G. (2017) Born (un)free: the construction of citizenship of South Africa. Representation. 52(4):271-294. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Steyn Kotze, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Prevost, G. en

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