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dc.contributor.authorStemmet, Jan-Ad
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-24T09:26:47Z
dc.date.available2017-10-24T09:26:47Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationStemmet, J-A. (2013). The storms of reforms: South Africa's reform-strategy, c. 1980-1989. Journal for Contemporary History, 38(2), 119-138.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/7352
dc.description.abstract2013 marks the thirtieth anniversary of South Africa’s 1983 referendum in which the majority of whites voted in favour of Pretoria’s proposed reformist constitution. The reform strategy, set out as a 12 Point Plan, was part of the grandiose Total National Strategy. The latter was conceptualized in an attempt to simultaneously enlighten the political status quo while safeguarding minority power. It implied the scrapping of a myriad of laws and regulations and a mesh of new ones – including the 1983 Constitution. In order to reform apartheid the National Party regime of PW Botha had to reform the country almost in its entirety. Pretoria nonetheless refused a statement of intent or time frame. If the reform strategy failed the minority would be left out of options and would in whatever way surrender its position of unquestionable power. Without grasping the processes inherent to this topic the processes of 1990 and thereafter cannot be understood. This article will examine the reform strategy and implementation thereof. Furthermore the article will enlight the reaction to it and so too its effect.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectApartheiden_ZA
dc.subjectTotal strategyen_ZA
dc.subjectReforms (1980s)en_ZA
dc.subject12 Point planen_ZA
dc.subjectTricameral parliamenten_ZA
dc.subjectPW Bothaen_ZA
dc.subjectReferendum (1983)en_ZA
dc.subjectSamuel Huntingtonen_ZA
dc.titleThe storms of reforms: South Africa's reform-strategy, c. 1980-1989en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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