2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Strategies of Social and Developmental Aid in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Adam B. Speak
Dr. Elaine McDuff, Faculty Mentor

Political freedoms and human rights were the central victories of the new democratic government of South Africa from the apartheid system; but the guarantee of these rights alone is inadequate in meeting the developmental challenges of the nation. This is the reason that the progress of South Africas social development has been so disappointingly slow over the past 17 years. The guarantee of political freedoms has removed compulsory conformity to the apartheid system from law and administration but left the structural systems of apartheid, the foundations of these grotesque inequalities, completely intact. This paper examines various methods of aid in the development of the new democratic nation. Special attention is given to the structural nature of aid; for example governmental agencies or nongovernmental organizations, and the institutional designation of aid strategies; for example healthcare or education. The effectiveness of numerous strategies of aid are then examined and compared.

Keywords: South Africa, NGO, development , social justice, human rights, Apartheid, democracy

Topic(s):Democracy and Human Rights in South Africa

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 101-9
Location: VH 1324
Time: 9:20

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