Whose Right it is Anyway?: Equality, Culture and Conflicts of Rights in South Africa

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HSRC Press, 2003 - Political Science - 26 pages
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This theoretical inquiry into the limitations of liberal and multicultural compromise in the political arena focuses on the geopolitical situation in South Africa, where especially adamant collective views threaten the rights of individuals, minority communities, and the tenets of human rights that are enshrined in its constitution.
  

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Page 22 - This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. (2) The state must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights.
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Page 13 - The dissenters claim nothing from the government ; they hold that it is not the business of the state to interfere in religious matters, and they object to bestowing the public money upon the seminaries of any religious denomination.
Page 13 - Equal respect for people cannot therefore entail respect for their cultures when these cultures systematically give priority to, say, the interests of men over the interests of women.
Page 1 - s expressed in socio-cultural traditions and attitudes all of which are supported and perpetuated by an ideology which subordinates women in South Africa. It is institutionalised in the laws as well as the customs and practices of our people...
Page 3 - Howard (1990) comments, 1a| major theme of this argument is that Africans are community or group oriented rather than individualistic, and hence the rights of the individual are not relevant to them

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\Kristina A. Bentley, Ph.D., lectures extensively on issues of political theory and the enforceability of social and economic rights.

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