implemented with the deliberate intention of inflicting otherwise foreseeable and avoidable harm on residents (cf. Canning 2017 ) constitute an example of how structural racism is enforced. The Intolerability Regime and Politics of Apartheid The
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The Politics of “Intolerability” in the Danish Migration and Integration Regimes
Julia Suárez-Krabbe and Annika Lindberg
Mabogo Percy More
less research exists on Sartre and apartheid, given that the latter is an outgrowth and continuation of colonialism by other means. 2 It is therefore refreshing to notice that Tal Sela in his “Not a Merely Newsworthy Commodity: Jean-Paul Sartre
Ordoliberal White Democracy, Elitism, and the Demos
The Case of Wilhelm Röpke
Phillip Becher, Katrin Becker, Kevin Rösch, and Laura Seelig
After a lecture tour to South Africa, German economist Wilhelm Röpke put together the pamphlet South Africa: An Attempt at a Positive Appraisal (1964b), 1 in which he came to the rescue of the white democracy of the Apartheid regime that was
Picking up the relay baton
Translating traditions in apartheid and democratic South Africa
Andrea M. Lang
This article reflects the particular construction of 'Culture' by a network of ethnographers, bureaucrats, politicians, and traditional leaders in South Africa. It analyzes the impact of this specific understanding of Culture during the apartheid years and in the new democratic dispensation using actor network theory (ANT) as developed by Callon and Latour. The essay also explores the establishment of the network in colonial times, examines its working method during the apartheid years, and queries the reasons for its survival and restrengthening after the dismantling of apartheid. Furthermore, the article deals with the popularization of the network's Culture credo and discusses some consequences of this special understanding of Culture and of how the government should preserve it.
Ubuntu , commonly translated as “we are people through other people,” is an expression of profound human relatedness that marked one of the core principles of South African post-apartheid cultural politics. The concept became prominent during the
Apartheid of Thought
The Power Dynamics of Knowledge Production in Political Thought
Camilla Boisen and Matthew C. Murray
architectural symbolisms of a troubling colonial and apartheid past. This is a movement that fundamentally questions the overarching narratives and origins of current educational structures, and is part of a greater need for a decolonisation of knowledge
‘Burying the ANC’
Post-apartheid Ambiguities at the University of Limpopo, South Africa
Based on an in-depth analysis of the events that took place during a single day at the University of Limpopo, this article makes connections between current and past events in arguing that post-apartheid South Africa is underpinned by several layers of ambiguity. At one level the article seeks to demonstrate the continuing relevance of situational analysis as a research paradigm, while at another level it attempts to provide a fresh look at the dominant cleavage in South African society that was identified by Max Gluckman in 1940. Drawing on a mock funeral held for government-aligned student organizations in October 2006, which revealed strains and uncertainties in South Africa's post-apartheid society, the intent is to show how the government's failure to secure service delivery has created new lines of contestation.
The South African Crucible
South Africa's post-apartheid context and a mix of African and non-mainstream Western political theory is felicitous for a positive critique of the two now predominant Western accounts of democracy. The context highlights how deliberative and aggregative accounts of democracy fall short in their attempts to make universal claims regarding democracy; and it provides the theoretical basis for an account of political democracy that better associates democracy with freedom, power, representation, and domination. The article argues that freedom is power through political representation, and freedom obtains if and only if the existing forms of representation manage power relations in order to minimize domination and enhance political judgement amongst representatives and represented. The article submit that, unless radical institutional change is carried out, South Africa will not rid itself of the legacies of these Western models and will be unable to generate the freedom and democracy its attainment of political freedom has now long promised.
Class versus Nation
A History of Richard Turner’s Eclipse and Resurgence
Left in South Africa was shaped by the country’s geographical remoteness and the harsh censorship laws ushered in by the apartheid regime with the Suppression of Communism Act of 1950. The Act had a number of unintended consequences, grouping previously
Contentious Housing Practices in Contemporary South Africa
Kerry Ryan Chance
This article examines the informal housing practices that the urban poor use to construct, transform, and access citizenship in contemporary South Africa. Following the election of Nelson Mandela in 1994, the provision of formalized housing for the urban poor has become a key metric for 'non-racial' political inclusion and the desegregation of apartheid cities. Yet, shack settlements—commemorated in liberation histories as apartheid-era battlegrounds—have been reclassified as 'slums', zones that are earmarked for clearance or development. Evictions from shack settlements to government emergency camps have been justified under the liberal logic of expanding housing rights tied to citizenship. I argue that the informal housing practices make visible the methods of managing 'slum' populations, as well as an emerging living politics in South African cities.