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Title:Die debat oor die verering van Bram Fischer
Authors:Scholtz, LeopoldISNI
Scholtz, Ingrid
Year:2006
Periodical:Tydskrif vir geesteswetenskappe
Volume:46
Issue:1
Pages:112-123
Language:Afrikaans
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Afrikaners
commemorations
2004
political ideologies
generation conflicts
academics
About person:Abraham Louis Fischer (1908-1975)ISNI
Abstract:The public debate in South Africa in 2004 about the University of Stellenbosch's posthumous honorary degree for the late Bram Fischer, Afrikaner anti-apartheid lawyer, was a typical example of an extremely emotional and irrational discourse, especially on the part of those who were in favour of the degree. The authors postulate that the Afrikaners have always had a deficient public debate culture. In the case of the Fischer debate, matters were further complicated by the fact that it had traits of a generational revolt against those who wielded power before 1994. A parallel is also made with the students' revolt in Germany in 1968. Notes, ref., sum. in English, text in Afrikaans. [Journal abstract]
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