Affirmative action in a new South Africa the apartheid legacy and comparative international experiences and mechanisms of enforcement.

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Published by Centre for Development Studies, University of the Western Cape in Cape Town .

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ContributionsUniversity of the Western Cape. Centre for Development Studies., African National Congress.
LC ClassificationsHN801.Z9 S624 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination201 p. ;
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1034303M
ISBN 101868081109
LC Control Number93228598

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