Affirmative Action and "Born Frees"

TitleAffirmative Action and "Born Frees"
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractA member of the South African National Assembly announced in 2006 that the South African Government would consider a proposal to limit affirmative action to those born before 2 February 1090-the day bans on the African National Congress and the Pan African Congress and other liberation organizations were lifted. The proposal came from an Afrikaner youth organization that argued that "Born Frees," or citizens born after the February 2, 1990 date, knew nothing about apartheid dispensation and, as such, should not be penalized when trying to find work.
NotesCase from the Ethics Bowl National Championship, 2007. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2007
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