Creating a New South African Identity
(allafrica.com) — The raging debate over what makes one South African, which currently focuses on whether a person is African enough, is simply the wrong debate. Can we ever cobble together a common South African-ness?
To start with, diverse developing countries such as South Africa with such a politically divided past obviously cannot find a solution in a nationalism based on a shared culture, language or ethnicity. Neither can it rest on common citizenship or living in a shared space alone – often assumed in Western models of nationhood.