New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy

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Nativism and narrow nationalism in South African political discourse

Siphokazi Mbolo, Ashley Nyiko Mabasa


The development of an inclusive South Africa based on a united, democratic, nonsexist, non-racial society needs to take the struggles and realities of the black majority further, building a radicalism that challenges white oppression, racism and all forms of inequality, while ensuring that nationalism seeks to improve the material conditions of black people, without morphing into a narrow nativism or oppressive structures, such as traditional authorities.

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