Politics of Belonging in South Africa Since 2008

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dc.contributor.advisor Dzimiri, P.
dc.contributor.advisor Ndlovu, I.
dc.contributor.author Ekanade, Israel Kehinde
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-28T13:47:48Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-28T13:47:48Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-23
dc.identifier.citation Ekanade, Israel Kehinde (2021) Politics of Belonging in South Africa Since 2008. University of Venda, South Africa <http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1671>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1671
dc.description PhD (Political Science) en_ZA
dc.description Department of Development Studies
dc.description.abstract Notions of belonging are problematic and they influence the behaviour of citizens in a nation-state. Politics and nationalism to a very large extent determine the participation of locals in every sector of the economy of a nation. Several groups crave for publicity and press home their demands by challenging government to improve on service delivery and improve their conditions of living. This is the present situation in post-apartheid South Africa, which has been embroiled in a series of anti-foreigner violence carried out by locals whose primary targets were Black African nationals and a few Asians, excluding white foreigners. These violent activities have been mainly confined to informal settlements. In 2008, South Africa sent strong signals to Africa and the rest of the world that the idea of belonging has to be redefined. Human mobility triggers contests for space and facilities-here social cohesion, social trust and social peace are compromised. This study examines certain factors which fuel acrimony between nationals and foreign nationals in South Africa and the wider socio-cultural meanings and implications of these incidences for their mutual coexistence. This thesis interrogates government’s response to the tensions before, during and after crises periods. The success or otherwise, responses elicited, and how outsiders have been treated will also be explored. Methodologically, a mixed method involving discourse analysis and qualitative analysis will be employed. Purposive sampling will be used to get participants for the study and would be drawn mainly from academicians, civil society, church leaders, diplomats, locals/ political leaders and foreign nationals. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_ZA
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 268 leaves) : illustrations.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Belonging en_ZA
dc.subject Economic opportunities en_ZA
dc.subject Human mobility en_ZA
dc.subject Service delivery en_ZA
dc.subject Social cohesion en_ZA
dc.subject.ddc 320.968
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994-
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1994-
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- History -- 1994-
dc.title Politics of Belonging in South Africa Since 2008 en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA

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