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What is a South African?

May 11, 2010

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We lack a unifying national identity, but there is a way forward, writes Ivor Chipkin May 10, 2010 11:49 PM | By Ivor Chipkin. Time live The Big Read:There is renewed interest in the question of whether “South Africans” exist. Both the Helen Suzman Foundation and the Gordon Institute for Business Science have recently made […]

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State of the (racist) nation

June 12, 2008

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In 2001 the historic UN World Conference Against Racism was held in Durban and from this a national programme of action was derived and promulgated, see: http://www.racism.gov.za/substance/confdoc/millennium.htm The first statement in the constituted programme of action reads as follows: “Government and parliament are hereby petitioned to declare the period 2001-2010 as the Decade for National […]

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