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Current Issue of Diversities: Diversity and Small Town Spaces: Twenty Years Into Post-Apartheid South African Democracy

Diversities Vol. 15 N° 1 2013

Vol. 15, No. 2, 2013

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Guest Editors: Melissa Steyn and Richard Ballard

South Africa represents an international site of interest on issues of reconciliation and transformation within a historical context of ethnic hostility, racial segregation and dire mismanagement of diversity. Since 1994, the old apartheid political structures including national government, provincial government and local government have been reformed and numerous laws have been enacted to redress past injustices and to facilitate greater economic and social equity. With the 20 years of democracy being celebrated in 2014, this special edition of Diversities is pertinent to the many questions that will be raised in taking stock of how far South Africa has come in changing the dynamics of segregation, exclusion and oppression that characterized the old dispensation. In particular, the articles collected in this volume speak to spatiality in small town life as a specific dimension of sociality.

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