This in-depth study analyzes the South African Apartheid’s historical and socio-linguistic dimension. The segregation operated by Apartheid followed the path of a dictatorial system, while language control allowed the segregationist regime to exclude people of colour from the country political and economic life. This is well-reported within the framework of the educational policies and the deliberately racist media propaganda operated at the time.
Post-Flag African Nation and State Building and the Question of Gender: Why Independence Does Not Equal Women’s Liberation
This analysis draws on the arguments of feminist scholars to explore the complex role of women in African post-flag societies, and in particular the strategic use of hetero-patriarchal narratives by different African governments for the purpose of nation and state-building. The article shows how African ethno-nationalisms and militarised practices of state-building heavily benefit from the oppression of women and the control of women’s bodies.