The humanist imperative in South Africa

De Gruchy, John W. (2011-07-21)

CITATION: De Gruchy, J. W. 2011. The humanist imperative in South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 107(7/8), Art. #804, doi:10.4102/sajs.v107i7/8.804.

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South Africa faces numerous crises – those in education, health, housing, crime and corruption come to our attention on a daily basis. There are also more fundamental issues that concern us – economic disparities, the destruction of the environment, ethnic divisions, the rule of law and the ‘national question’, namely our identity as South Africans in a non-racial and non-sexist democracy. The question ‘how can our fledgling democracy not only survive but flourish?’ continually exercises our minds.

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