oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Understanding the need for anti-discrimination legislation in South Africa

Volume 2005 Number 11
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Extracted from text ...UNDERSTANDING THE NEED FOR ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LEGISLATION IN SOUTH AFRICA Tameshnie Deane (University of South Africa) 1 Background To understand a country's present situation there is a need to look at that country's past, since much of what has happened in the past forms the basis for action taken in the present. South Africa was a country that was ruled under a political system called apartheid. Apartheid was based on the policy of the segregation of races through legislation. Racial discrimination was one of the defining features of apartheid in South Africa and was entrenched in a range of ..

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