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Agency and Social Transformation in South African Higher Education: Pushing the Bounds of Possibility

Agency and Social Transformation in South African Higher Education: Pushing the Bounds of Possibility

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Grace Ese-osa Idahosa
July 22, 2019

This book explores the process of transformation, discussing how individuals are capable of acting to enable transformation of structures and cultures through the lens of South African higher education. Agency and Social Transformation in South African Higher Education examines the role of agency...

International Mediation in the South African Transition: Brokering Power in Intractable Conflicts

International Mediation in the South African Transition: Brokering Power in Intractable Conflicts

1st Edition

Zwelethu Jolobe
April 26, 2019

This book challenges the conventional understanding of South Africa’s transition to democracy as a home-grown process through a comparative analysis of Commonwealth and United Nations mediation attempts. Approaching power transition through the lens of South Africa, Zwelethu Jolobe raises...

Uprooting University Apartheid in South Africa: From Liberalism to Decolonization

Uprooting University Apartheid in South Africa: From Liberalism to Decolonization

1st Edition

Teresa A. Barnes
November 22, 2018

South Africa continues to be an object of fascination for people everywhere interested in social justice issues, postcolonial studies and critical race theory as manifested by the enormous worldwide attention given to the #RhodesMustFall movement. In this book, Teresa Barnes examines universities’...

Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg

Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg

1st Edition

Melissa Tandiwe Myambo
October 30, 2018

With the spread of capitalism - a socio-economic system that produces both wealth and poverty simultaneously - the spatial dynamics of the "global(izing)" city are creating more division between social classes, not less. This means that in the 21st-century, large cities around the world exhibit...

Mining and Community in South Africa: From Small Town to Iron Town

Mining and Community in South Africa: From Small Town to Iron Town

1st Edition

Philippe Burger, Lochner Marais, Deirdre van Rooyen
September 26, 2017

Mining has played a key role in the growth of many towns in South Africa. This growth has been accompanied by a proliferation of informal settlements, by pressure to provide basic services and by institutional pressures in local government to support mining. Fragile municipal finance, changing...

Rights-based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa: The Right to Joburg

Rights-based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa: The Right to Joburg

1st Edition

Marius Pieterse
September 07, 2017

Rights-based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa considers the overlap between legal and everyday struggles for social and spatial justice in the particular context of Johannesburg, South Africa. Drawing from literature across disciplines of law, urban geography and...

#FeesMustFall and Youth Mobilisation in South Africa: Reform or Revolution?

#FeesMustFall and Youth Mobilisation in South Africa: Reform or Revolution?

1st Edition

Musawenkosi W Ndlovu
June 07, 2017

This book examines the historical FeesMustFall (FMF) university student protests that took place in South Africa and shows how the enduring historical construction, representation and conceptualisation of South African youth (as typically radical and political) contributed to the (mis)...

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