For example, the world faces climate change caused by globalization. Science revealed the speed of climate change so it has been taken into consideration and confirmed that it has serious implication for the international security. Climate change reduced water availability, food security and increased diseases. Consequently, it caused forced migration, raise tensions and generate new conflicts. Nevertheless, Africa is the continent that is the least responsible for greenhouse gas emissions but it is the continent most at risk of climate change because of its climate dependent sectors (Brown and Crawford, DATE p.87)
However, modern-day concern about the effects of media and technology is a result of “the underlying assumptions of the hypodermic needle theory,” meaning that media does have an influence on society (Fourie, 2007: 234). To this, Critcher (2010: 3) emphasizes the study of moral panic; when certain activities are perceived as negatively influencing the dominant culture. This, says Watson and Hill (1984:109), normally happens when a society goes through significant change, such as the South African society has since the early 1990s. During these changes, the media tend to report incessantly on a matter. Through these reports, the South African society’s morals are reflected, which instantaneously encourages debate “to a point of mass hysteria”.
During apartheid, the government was pressured by the international community which wanted apartheid to end. Many international campaigns were enforced on the south African economy which stressed the great extent the international community put on the south African apartheid government to modify the system. To understand everything better we need to first understand what apartheid was and how it originated. Apartheid basically was a system of established racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa and in 1912 black urban and traditional leaders founded the South African native national congress who believed in the opposition of the policies made by the first union of South Africa government which led to an increase in internal resistance.
The number of such events outnumbered 20 and the number of people killed was nearly 160 million. In the history of the 20th century with its Nazism, ethnic cleansing, deportations, clash of empires, wars in Yugoslavia and Post-Soviet territories, violence that touched upon even Africa and Asia – it is nationalism to be blamed to be the reason of all this cruelty that existed globally in the 1900s. However, does nationalism always lead to genocide? In this essay, I would try to give an answer to this question and prove my opinion that nationalism in practice frequently leads to genocide, analyzing theory and history of the twentieth century particularly. I would try to shortly explain how nationalism is understood by different sociologists and historians, what was naturally meant by nationalism and what it became in practice,
The 19th modern Olympiad was held in Mexico City in 1968. The Mexico City Olympics would become tinted with international politics and controversy. In particular, the participation of South Africa would create havoc among the International Olympics Committee (OIC) and its partners. The racial segregation between blacks and whites or the Apartheid system became a note of concern for the IOC. The presence of the Apartheid system would create dissonance about South African participation, the participation of other nations and have financial implications on the Olympics held in Mexico City.
Explain one or two theory (ies) about race and use this/ these theory (ies) to analyse the phenomenon of racial tension that has marked the South African society in the last couple of months (2015/2016) The polarising effect of racial tension within the South African context is indeed the elephant in the room, it takes a Facebook post by one individual from the “other” race to get the proverbial axe of racial tension to fall. At the end it becomes an issue of perception, personal and communal beliefs, embedded stereotypes, worldview, construction of reality, and the burden of background and history. However from a theoretical framework there is more than what meets the eye in terms of objective, constructive and progressive interaction with
Earthquakes crush urban communities and towns, as well as the impacts prompt the destabilization of the monetary and communal texture of the country. The effect of the occasion is horrible in light of the fact that it influences an expansive range to happen all of a sudden and unpredictably.Prediction of the place of occurrence, intensity , and epicentral area of future extensive earthquakes has been the subject of various logical endeavours with particularly contrasting conclusions in late years. There are convinced methodology which depend on either the investigation of precursory phenomena previously earthquakes, for example, seismic quiescence, changes in magnetic and electric signals recorded at seismic destinations, and irregular animal behaviour, or the
This main aim of this assignment will be focusing on the issue of discrimination more specifically the nature and existence thereof and how it has manifested in our social context. It will firstly be taking a looking at the historical background of South Africa and causes and effects of discrimination and how the country is doing as a post-apartheid society. Analysing and evaluating an example of discrimination in today’s society as well as providing recommendations and solutions to address this social issue. Discrimination is a very sensitive issue when it comes to South Africa’s history. It played a big role in how people were treated and how the people of the country looked and they felt towards one another.
AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF FORCED EVICTION ON WATERFRONT COMMUNITY DWELLERS. A CASE STUDY OF PORT HARCOURT METROPOLIS AND OTODO GBAME WATERFRONT LAGOS. Thesis Statement Forced eviction brings about massive destruction of lives, property and livelihood and inadvertently triggers a humanitarian crisis wherever it happens. ABSTRACT This paper focuses on the rise of forced eviction and its effect on the lives of community dwellers. Its Objectives were to identify the level of impacts this had on the inhabitants of communities and to highlight the need to view forced eviction as a major trigger for humatiarian disaster.
Revolutions are the seed growth of economic and social state structures. However what embraces the possibilities of any within societies are the transitions that manifest from various implementations and transformation of policies that are implemented to ensure that societal development happens. Policies are implemented to become the instrument in which changes are made to create opportunities of development. The focal point of the implementation of any policy is to ensure development hence a policy has failed whereby it has not developed any aspect of society. This assignment portrays a clear description of the atrocities encountered through the enforcement of Foreign policies that have affected the cultural and economic trends of South Africa; this assignment shall reach into the depth of African perspectives with regards to foreign policies.