n Journal for Contemporary History - Affirmative action 1994-2004 : a viable solution to redress labour imbalances or just a flat spare tyre?

Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



This article explores the interesting and controversial question of whether affirmative action in South Africa poses a possible solution to redress imbalances of the past in labour circles. Is it permissible to sideline white males or people from more advantaged backgrounds in order to be seen to be complying with the provisions of affirmative action? Affirmative action became a 'buzz' word after 1994.

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