Social Cohesion

 
The hidden evils of “social cohesion”
The hidden evils of “social cohesion”
Wouldn’t it be good if we all lived in an ordered society in which everyone did what they were told, we all had the same values and acted in the...
David Mabuza faces first questions as deputy president in the National Assembly
David Mabuza faces first questions as deputy president in the National Assembly
Social cohesion, moral regeneration and radical economic transformation will be the topics when Deputy President David Mabuza faces his first...
Class and social capital affect university students
Class and social capital affect university students
There’s a great deal of comfort to be had in the idea that success at university is primarily or exclusively the result of a student’s hard...
State of cohesion in the nation needs to be seriously addressed
State of cohesion in the nation needs to be seriously addressed
A State of the Nation address (Sona) reflects on the progress in government’s delivery of programmes and services, and its plans and priorities...
The climate is ripe for social change
The climate is ripe for social change
In a surprising departure from the corporate-controlled narrative on...
Is the ANC still a non-racial party?
Is the ANC still a non-racial party?
The ANC has a simple campaign when it comes to these elections. 
"Enough is a Feast"
"Enough is a Feast"
The term is used by progressive analysts and activists to mobilise for more socially and economically inclusive societies. Conservative instrumentalist notions also abound, that use the term social cohesion as a public policy response towards 'restoring law and order',...
The notion of 'the other' may drive violence in SA
The notion of 'the other' may drive violence in SA
In 1994, the 'miracle of the transition' gave South Africa a chance to break with its divided past and usher in the 'rainbow nation'. But what happened to the rainbow nation? Is it possible that the same diversity that was touted as the foundation of a democratic and...
The media inadvertendly promotes violence
The media inadvertendly promotes violence
The effect of violence depicted in the media tends to divide people into opposing camps.
Building resilience in communities prevents violence
Building resilience in communities prevents violence
Social cohesion, the social fabric that binds people in a community, is a critical building block that helps societies to achieve peace and...
How we became a society
How we became a society
Numerous scholarly articles exist on social cohesion and its impact on communities, cultures and countries. Yet it seems that for all the academic...

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