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The democratic consolidation processes in post 1994 South Africa: A historical analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Molapo, R. R.
dc.contributor.advisor Sibawu, N. V.
dc.contributor.author Randima, Onndwela
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-07T18:52:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-07T18:52:58Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/938
dc.description MA (History)
dc.description Department of Development Studies
dc.description.abstract The study examines the process of democratic consolidation in South Africa since 1994. This study unpacks the trends, developments and challenges which have taken place since 1994 towards the entrenchment of democracy in the country. The research will explore the nature of the rule of the ANC in the light of efforts, successes and failures in consolidating democratic rule in the country. The major problem which prompted this study is that, claims of South Africa as a democratic state have not been scrutinised by academics, and this study seeks to question the validity of the phrase “New democracy” which is commonly used by both politicians and academics in referring to the government since 1994. The study will be informed by notions of democracy and will utilise the indicators of democracy to locate whether South Africa can be viewed as a true democracy, or if it offers some elements, but neglecting some of the key components of democracy. The other critical issue will be to determine the extent to which democratic institutions have been strengthened in the country. This will be basically a literaturebased study, which depends more on reviewing policies enacted by the government and determining if the policies entail democratic consolidation. The overall assumption is that more still needs to be done towards entrenching democratic institutions that address socio-economic inequalities that persist in the country. Theoretically the study builds from the liberal discourse and its fundamental notions of democracy and good governance en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (i, 76 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject ANC and South Africa consolidation en_US
dc.subject Democratic institutions en_US
dc.subject Liberal democracy en_US
dc.subject New democracy en_US
dc.title The democratic consolidation processes in post 1994 South Africa: A historical analysis en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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