Inequality Definition

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Could this movement have been a materialization of the vast disposition in the distribution of wealth in South Africa? Inequality, according (Flaherty, 1995) is the unfair situation in a society where a certain group of people enjoy more opportunities, wealth, status etc. than another group of people. This research seeks to understand the Fees Must Fall Student movement as a manifestation of the already apparent inequality in South Africa, to discover whether inequality in South Africa, that is the unfair access to opportunities more especially education has lead to the Fees Must Fall student movement.
According to (Nulty, 2017) the Fees Must Fall student movement is a social movement that occurred starting in 2015, October
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According to (Bhorat, 1999) inequality in South Africa may be attributed to the difference in household income wages. This is further fuelled by the historical marginalisation of the black majority in the country by the Apartheid government (Gumede, 2016). (Moletsane, 2016) States that the primary reason for the student movement is the fact that majority of the students are financially incapacitated. This is further highlighted by the fact that given the nature of inequality, the majority of black South Africans still face less economic and employment opportunities compared to their white counterparts (Gumede,…show more content…
This creates an environment of deprivation and desperation for those ‘without’ (majority) in conjunction with those ‘with’ (minority) the necessary financial resources to attain higher education qualifications. This shows how inequality in South Africa’s economic inequality has become evident in the country’s higher education system. There remains a void or knowledge gap however on how the continued obvious inequality lead to the Fees Must Fall student movement. This Research seeks to understand that along with how the Fees Must Fall student movement may have been a manifestation of inequality in South Africa by studying the movement at the two
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