n De Arte - Art in South Africa : 'redress' through terminology : research




Almost immediately after the 1994 First General Elections in South Africa, a range of new policies designed to alleviate the plight of the majority black population were initiated and new value systems aimed at anti-racism, a human rights culture and the need for equity propagated. From the beginning, terminology played an important role in this process. Even the international community became conversant with the term 'Rainbow Nation', while nationally an extensive body of new politically correct jargon was established and widely disseminated through government documents and the media.


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