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n Historia - Standpoints on 'Black-on-Black' v.s 'Third Force' violence during South Africa's transitional negotiations (1990-1994)

Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X
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Abstract

<b>Standpunte oor 'Swart-op-Swart' v.s 'Derde Mag' geweld gedurende Suid-Afrika se transisionele onderhandelinge (1990-1994)</b> <br>Die totstandkoming van die staatsbeheerde Buro vir Inligting in 1985 en die uitroep van 'n Noodtoestand in 1986 het verslaggewing oor onlus-verwante insidente in Suid- Afrika drasties ingeperk. Die opheffing van beperkinge op die media in Junie 1990 het uitdrukking gevind in beide 'swart-op-swart' en 'derde mag' persepsies van geweld in die land. Die onderhandelinge vir 'n nuwe demokratiese bestel het 'n gelyker speelveld geskep, waarop die media en ander kommentators nou in staat was om hulle standpunte, identiteite en lojaliteite, hetsy teenoor die regering of sy vernaamste opponent, die ANC, uit te druk.

The establishment of the state run Bureau for Information in 1985 and the proclamation of a State of Emergency in 1986 had heavily reduced the reporting of unrest related incidents in South Africa. However, the lifting of media restrictions in June 1990 found expression in both the 'black-on-black' and 'third force' perceptions of violence in the country. The negotiations towards a new democratic dispensation provided for a level playing field on which the media and other commentators were now able to express openly their standpoints, identities and loyalties to mainly the government and its major opponent, the ANC.

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