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Race and Redress in Post 1994-South Africa

Human Sciences Research Council

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2004–July 31, 2007
  • Location Pretoria, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

This grant will enable the Human Sciences Research Council to conduct research to determine how the state has addressed the legacy of race and racism in South Africa during the past decade. Under apartheid, South African society was centered on race; the allocation of all resources and opportunities was based on racial classification. Despite the end of apartheid 10 years ago, the legacy of race continues to haunt South Africa.Multiyear funding will support a collaborative research project to analyze the issues of race and redress in South Africa during the past decade. Research will focus on key sectors of post-apartheid society — civil service, the economy, education and sports. The main questions will be whether there has been redress, how this has taken place, who the beneficiaries have been, what lessons can be learned and what challenges remain. Findings will be widely disseminated and used to inform policymaking and implementation aimed at reversing racial exclusion and inequality.The Human Sciences Research Council was established by the government to promote research and expand knowledge in the field of human sciences.