The Skills Development Programme and Cultural Disequilibria in South Africa
The post-1994 dispensation in South Africa has seen a rise in attempts to deracialize the country. Some of the efforts undertaken are conflictual in their nature and tend to defeat the purpose they have been intended to correct. The Skills Development Programme and its tenets like the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment have been seen within the community as a form of cultural imperialism and an anathema to the creation of a diversified nation. This paper explores the dynamics of cultural conflict vis-vis political legislation in South Africa.
Keywords: Cultural Imperialism, Political Legislation, Skills Development Programme, Cultural Conflict, Broad Based Economic Empowerment
Lecturer, Development Studies Lecturer, University of Johannesburg