Living Together After Apartheid: Assessments of South Africa’s Progress, and Roles for Education Programs

  • Diane Napier
Part of the Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research book series (GCEP, volume 6)


This chapter focuses on questions of the degree to which South Africans are learning to live together under democratic rule in what is referred to as the First and Second Decades of Freedom, the years since the installation of a multiracial democratic government in 1994 and the initiation of the post-apartheid era. Within the broader questions are the following considerations. To what degree are South Africans overcoming the apartheid legacy and the many inequities associated with it? (see also Zajda et al., 2008a). To what degree is there an emerging multiracial, multicultural, multilinguistic society? What is the record in terms of promoting multi-sector development? Overall, in the years of transformation, one can ask what has been achieved, and what challenges remain in the years to come, and what roles exist for education programs?


Corporate Governance Skill Development Government School Indigenous Language African Union 
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