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Consolidating Democracy in South Africa

18–20 August 1999, Holiday Inn, Umtata

Because of the importance of consolidating a young democracy in South Africa, the Konrad AdenauerFoundation, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of the University of Transkei, organised a conference from 18 to 20 August 1999. The international conference on Consolidating Democracy in South Africa met at Umtata, Eastern Cape, South Africa to examine ways to achieve this aim. The organisers provided a forum for academics, non-governmental organisations, politicians, political parties, government spokespersons and others to discuss dimensions in the consolidation of democracy in this country.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Prof. Roy du Pré, Dean: Faculty of Arts and Professor of History, University of Transkei (Unitra)

Opening Remarks

Xoliswa Jozana, Dept. of Political Studies, Unitra

Welcoming Remarks

Dr Michael Lange, Resident Representative, Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Keynote Address: Consolidating Democracy in South Africa

Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu, Development Bank of South Africa, Midrand

Consolidating Democracy in Eastern Europe After the Collapse of Communism, With Special Reference to Russia

Dr Anita McCreath, Dept. of Russian Studies, Unisa

Consolidating Democracy in Southern Africa, With Special Reference to Namibia

Prof. Tapera Chirawu, Dept. of Political Science, University of Namibia

The Silent Revolution: the Aids Pandemic and the Military in South Africa

Dr Robert Shell, Population Research Unit, Rhodes University, East London

South Africa’s Three-in-One Revolution

Allister Sparks, SABC Television, Johannesburg

The 1999 Elections and the Prospects of Consolidating Democracy in South Africa

Prof. Alexander Johnston, School of Undergraduate Studies, University of Natal

Crime, Corruption, and Democracy in South Africa

Dr Constanze Bauer, Dept. of Public Administration, Vista University

Unemployment, Poverty and Democracy in South Africa

Dr Tembeka Mpako-Ntusi, Dept. of Social Work, Unitra

Racism and Democracy in South Africa

Anthony Johnson, Reader’s Digest, Cape Town

Effective and Efficient Multilingualism in the Building of a Democratic South Africa or Linguistic Hegemony and Marginalisation

Dr Kathleen Heugh, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA), UCT

Globalisation and Democracy: Reconciling Economic and Political Liberalism in South Africa

Dr Meenal Shrivastava, Dept. of Political Studies, Unitra

Racial Categorisation: Threats to South Africa’s Fledgling Democracy

Prof. Roy du Pré, Dean: Faculty of Arts and Professor of History, Unitra

Consolidating Democracy in South Africa: the New National Party Perspective

Francois Beukman, NNP Spokesperson, Constitutional Affairs

Consolidating Democracy in South Africa: the African Christian Democratic Party Perspective

JoAnn Downs, ACDP MMP

Towards Consolidating Democracy in South Africa, With Special Reference to the Concept of Self-Determination

Dr Petrus Liebenberg, Director, Foundation for the Study of Minorities in South Africa

Democracy and Human Rights

Pansy Tlakula, South African Human Rights Commission

Democratic Consolidation in South Africa: Weaknesses and Pitfalls

Xoliswa Jozana, Dept. of Political Studies, Unitra