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Selected themes in South African Politics

What are the issues in South African politics today? What should a political science student mid-way through their political studies career know about contemporary South African politics? Who sets the national agenda and who determines which issues become key in South African politics? How are issues of race, class, gender, citizenship, rights, among others perceived in South Africa today?

This course wishes to contextualise some of these concepts and identify issues that are relevant to the South African political landscape. Therefore the course will primarily use a contemporary theoretical framework approach to try and examine some key themes that dominate daily debates. Among others, it will briefly examine the NDP, rural development, crime, xenophobia, racism, the economy and how these relate to the political culture that exists within contemporary South Africa. 

Lecturer: Mr. W. Seale

Period: Term 3

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